Pharaoh by Jackie French


Jackie French
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  • ISBN
    9780207200823 / 0207200823
  • Title Pharaoh
  • Author Jackie French
  • Category General Fiction (children's/ya)
  • Format
  • Year 2007
  • Pages 272
  • Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
  • Imprint HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
  • Dimensions 128mm x 198mm x 16mm


Prince Narmer, first in line of succession, meets an oracle who changes his life. Ousted from the line by a disfiguring struggle with a crocodile, Narmer travels, learning much about faraway lands and his place in the world. Most of all, he learns what it means to be a true king and leader. Ages 10-14. (SA: Year 6 - Year 9).

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How far do you have to journey to become a king? the people call Prince Narmer 'the Golden One' - a boy with the brightest future ahead of him. Handsome and talented, he is destined to be King of thinis, the greatest town in Egypt and, for Narmer, the centre of the world. then his whole life changes overnight. A devastating accident forces him to give up his right to the throne and sends him journeying across the ancient Middle East with the mysterious trader, the crippled Nitho and a tamed wildcat called Bast. And as he travels through the desert and visits the great cities of Punt and Sumer, he learns that thinis is actually a very small place indeed. But can he ever truly forget his homeland? When he decides to pay one last visit to thinis, he will discover what it really means to be a leader, and will find his destiny fulfilled beyond his wildest expectations. Set in a time before the pyramids and based on real historical events, Pharaoh will sweep readers along on a fascinating journey through a part of the world we hear so much about today. Ages 10-14

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