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It’s 2517 BC. Pharaoh Khafre is building a great pyramid at Giza to rival those built by his predecessors. He is also making plans for what will become one of the most famous and iconic monuments in history – the Sphinx. When the river Nile floods, leaving the fields underwater, 12-year-old Nebka and his uncle join the labourers helping to build the great pyramid. It’s back-breaking work, all for the glory of the Pharaoh. But Nebka has reasons for hating the King and his pyramids. And when he meets a mysterious prisoner claiming to be the rightful heir to the throne, he is soon drawn into a deadly plot…
August 2nd, 2010
Lexiles are the global standard in reading assessment. They are unique as
they are able to measure a child and a book on the same scale – ensuring
the right book gets to the right child at the right time.
For more details see What is a lexile?.
AR book level: 5.5; Middle years; 4.0 points