However, for some reason, he has never developed the passion for reading that his Mama has. I have always loved to read, and probably have thousands of books. Kyle, on the other hand, acts as though reading is a chore and often will complain about having to read books for school. He's in 7th grade, so his required reading doesn't contain loads of pictures or illustrations anymore.
So when I heard about the book "The Hidden Chamber in the Great Sphynx" by Linda A. Cadose, I was hopeful that I had discovered a book that Kyle would actually want to read. (It does happen, on rare occasions!) This book is very well-written in a way that resonates with teens and older kids, and it is jam-packed with historical fact, without seeming like a stuffy text-book. And the story it contains is right up my son's alley, since it includes many of his interests.
In the book, American archeologist Dr. Cliff Post and his friend Egyptian archeologist Dr. Abdul Saad discover a hidden chamber in the right paw of the Great Sphinx. This secret chamber contains an ancient and powerful "super-computer", left behind my ancient aliens. (LOVE the addition of extraterrestrials here!) When word of this amazing discovery gets out, a group of terrorists want to get their hands on this super-computer....What happens next? Well, you'll just have to pick up this fast-paced, entertaining read to find out...
Our Opinion of the Book :
Kyle is just about finished with the book, and he is really enjoying it. (He wants to contact aliens now to have them build him a super-computer, but that's another story entirely.) We have been talking a lot about the historical facts that are given in this book, and have even been checking out a lot of the history of ancient Egypt on Google. It's a great way to make reading the story more memorable, and also show him that history can be fun!
Since this is the first book in an ongoing series featuring the adventures of Dr. Cliff Post, we're looking forward to adding to our collection and seeing what other mysteries in history unfold. I hear the 2nd book is about the Bermuda Triangle, another thing Kyle has a great interest in.
I would absolutely recommend "The Hidden Chamber in the Great Sphynx" by Linda A. Cadose. It's easy to read, definitely engaging, and will help kids learn valuable history without even realizing that the book is educational. Reading is supposed to be fun, and Cadose certainly understands how to share her love of history in an entertaining way.
How to Connect :
You can also connect with Linda A. Cadose on Facebook, on twitter to stay on top of her latest work!
You can also follow her adventures on Pinterest! She has some very neat boards with lots of archaeological landmarks and more!
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***Disclosure: I received a complimentary book to facilitate my review and was compensated for taking the time to share. As always, all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way. Thank you, Linda Cadose for providing the prize.***