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Karr, Kathleen.
New York : Hyperion Books for Children, 2002.
IL 5-8, RL 6.7
ISBN 0786807768
Do you like stories about Indiana Jones, The Scorpion King or The Mummy?  Well, this book has a dessert trek, sandstorm, enormous scorpions, slave traders, hidden treasure, dessert oases and mysterious ruins.  Fourteen-year-old Matthew and his friend, Dr. Asa B. Cornwall, are on a quest to discover the lost skull of Alexander the Great during the 1840's in North Africa.  Dr. Cornwall is a phrenologist who uses the skulls of historical people to prove his theory about head shape and personality traits.  Bone Dry by Kathleen Karr is part historical fiction and part adventure, humor and romance with non-stop action.  It's a real page turner.  (New Hampshire Great Stone Face Committee)
SUBJECTS:     Phrenology -- Fiction.
                        Egypt -- Fiction.
                        Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction.
                        Historical fiction.
                        Adventure fiction.


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