The Alabaster Jar (Paperback)

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BOOK DESCRIPTION

 Sam, Amata and Balashi continue their adventures in the ancient world as they travel to Egypt in Book 2 of Ancient Elements. Having found a home with his adoptive family, fourteen-year-old Samsuluna (Sam) moves to Egypt with Balashi and Amata where his quest to solve the mystery of the hidden tomb threatens to tear his family apart.

BOOK REVIEWS

Readers who have waited for Samsuluna’s next escapade will not be disappointed in The Alabaster Jar. In this fast-paced adventure, Sam, Balashi and Amata witness political plotting, and question the sincerity of their new friends. A newly discovered tomb, the bustling Nile River trade, secret passages and the alabaster jar all await you! -- Mary Pat Vargas, 6th Grade Teacher, CA

A skillfull interweaving of intrigue and deception. Each character has different secrets and issues, but they all become intertwined. A great read for early adolescents! -- Roberta Hendricks, Reading Intervention Specialist, TX

One of the best books I’ve ever read! This book will have you on the edge of your seat no matter how hard your heart is. -- Ian, age 12, TX

The Alabaster Jar is a mesmerizing journey of good versus evil in one of history’s greatest ancient cultures. -- Nick Gervase, Santa Clara Unified School District Superintendent, Retired, CA

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Marie Sontag holds a PhD in Education, an MA in Instructional Technology, and a BA in Social Science. Having taught adults, high school and middle school students for over 15 years, Dr. Sontag knows how to capture and hold her students’ and readers' attention. 

— From LOCAL AUTHORS

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Sam held up the lamp and studied the room's walls. Hieroglyphs of prayers, painted pictures of the gods, and elaborate stone torch sconces adorned the area. There has to be more to this tomb. But what? Why were men sneaking in and out of it?

What Others Are Saying:

"Readers who have waited for Samsuluna's next escapade will not be disappointed in The Alabaster Jar. In this fast-paced adventure, Sam, Balashi and Amata witness political plotting, and question the sincerity of their new friends. A newly discovered tomb, the bustling Nile River trade, secret #passages and the alabaster jar all await you " -- Mary Pat Vargas, 6th Grade Teacher, CA

"A skillfull interweaving of intrigue and deception. Each character has different secrets and issues, but they all become intertwined. A great read for early adolescents " -- Roberta Hendricks, Reading Intervention Specialist, TX

"One of the best books I've ever read This book will have you on the edge of your seat no matter how hard your heart is." -- Ian, age 12, TX

"The Alabaster Jar is a mesmerizing journey of good versus evil in one of history's greatest ancient cultures." -- Nick Gervase, Santa Clara Unified School District Superintendent, Retired, CA

More information and teacher resources available at www.thebronzedagger.com

Product Details
ISBN: 9781620066218
ISBN-10: 1620066211
Publisher: Sunbury Press, Inc.
Publication Date: September 4th, 2015
Pages: 126
Language: English