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Rocket Robinson and the Pharaoh’s Fortune

Author/Illustrator: Sean O’Neill

Website: Rocket Robinson

Grade levels: 4-5, 6-8

Subject: History/Social Studies

Genres: Mystery, Adventure

Special Attractions: Anthology, Child Lead Characters, Webcomic

Synopsis: Cairo, 1933. The Egyptian capital is a buzzing hive of treasure-hunters, thrill-seekers, and adventurers, but to 12-year-old Ronald “Rocket” Robinson, it’s just another sticker on his well-worn suitcase. All that changes when Rocket and his pet monkey, Screech, find a strange note written in Egyptian hieroglyphs which launches Rocket into an adventure more incredible than anything he’s ever seen at the Saturday matinee.

Publishers Weekly review

Geek Dad review

Boing Boing review

Awards: GeekDad.com – One of the Best Books of 2013 One of the Best Books of 2013