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Light on the Nile
Audience: 5th Grade - 8th Grade
When Kepi's father comes home after being maimed while working on the pharaoh's tomb, she wonders why the pharaoh hasn't done more for him. Her father plans to earn a new living baking special herb bread. Kepi's pet baboon, Babu, is stolen while she is searching for the herbs and Kepi follows the boy-thieves as they pole down the river to the next town. A friendly stranger who offers to help turns out to have designs of his own on Babu and Kepi finds herself kidnapped and on a boat traveling to Ineb Hedj, the largest city in Egypt and home of the pharaoh. Kepi decides to seek out the pharaoh and tell him of the injustice of ignoring his injured subjects. Along her way to Ineb Hedj, she finds new friends who join her on her quest, which will have an unexpected and magical end.
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Date read: 2/16/2012
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