New York : Hyperion Books
for Children, 2002.
IL 5-8, RL 6.7
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
Phrenology -- Fiction.
Egypt -- Fiction.
Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction.
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