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Grades 4 - 8Grade 5n/a4.156530

Kepi is a young girl in ancient Egypt, content to stay home with her family, helping her father, who was wounded in the construction of a pyramid for the cruel pharaoh Khufu. But that was before she and her pet baboon, Babu, were kidnapped and held captive on a boat bound for the capital city, Ineb Hedj. And when Kepi and Babu are separated, she knows she has only one choice: to make her way to the capital on her own, rescue Babu, and find a way to appeal to the pharaoh. Khufu is rich and powerful, but Kepi has her own powers, deep inside her—ones she herself doesn’t even know about yet.

Donna Jo Napoli, acclaimed author of Zel and Beast, revisits the fabled origin of fairies in this strikingly orig-inal and affecting novel of friendship.

Hardcover, 288 pages
Published on September 20, 2011 by HarperCollins
ISBN-10: 0061667935
ISBN-13: 9780061667930
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  • quackychicken
    quackychickenSunday, August 24, 2014 at 7:05 am55 stars
    Lights on the Nile may be one of the best books I've ever read. It's one of my favorites because it really brings ancient Egypt back to life. This book includes lots of interesting facts about Egypt back in the day. This amazing book is great and I don't want its wonderfulness to go to waste so please read this book and I guarantee you'll enjoy it!!!