Monday, October 7, 2013

Rocket Robinson and the Pharaoh's Fortune by Sean O’Neill

Ronald "Rocket" Robinson is getting real tired of traveling around with his Dad.  They keep moving from one foreign country to another; he loses all his friends; and then he has to learn where to go and what to do all over again.  His only comfort is his pet monkey.  

Boiler Room Studios and Net Galley allowed me to download this graphic novel and do a review (thank you).  It has been published on October 1st, so you can grab a copy of it now.

They are on their way to Cairo right now and Rocket is whining a bit about having move to again, so his Dad tosses him a coin and tells him to go buy something to eat or drink before they arrive.  All was going well until Screech lands on a guy's head in the lounge area.  He rants and raves until he's escorted away and Rocket is sneaking back to his seat when he sees a piece of paper lying on the floor.  He retrieves it and tries to tell his Dad all about it.  His Dad thinks it's a tall tale and doesn't want to hear about it.  Thus, Rocket is on his way to the adventure of his lifetime...

The graphics are great, you really feel like your are in Egypt.  There's history and fiction mixed, hieroglyphics and cyphers, treasure and danger, and even a gypsy girl mixed in.  It's a first rate adventure that should keep young ones glued to it.  Why not give it a try?

Happy reading. 

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