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Egypt's fire  Cover Image Book Book

Egypt's fire / Tom Phillips.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781645951056
  • ISBN: 1645951057
  • Physical Description: 344 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: [New York, New York] : Pixel+Ink, [2022]

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Summary, etc.:
After twelve-year-old John Boarhog's mom dies, the last thing he wants is to be schlepped off to the Jersey Home for Boys, where kids are forced to make skinny jeans for hipsters and are fed nothing but kale. Instead, he makes himself a snug home in the ceiling of the New York Museum of Natural History, where he reads anything he get his hands on and explores the artifacts afterhours. But when a rare Egyptian ruby--the highlight of the museum's new exhibit--goes missing, John is accused of the crime. That is until the unpredictable Inspector Toadius McGee sweeps in to wrestle control of the case, certain that the true culprit is a notorious criminal he's been tracking for years. John quickly becomes the Watson to Toadius's Holmes as they race from Broadway to back alleys to a speak-easy that only serves root beer. And along the way, John uncovers secrets about his own past, including that he's a lot more involved in this web of endearing ne'er-do-wells than he ever could have imagined.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 8-12. Pixel+Ink.
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR MG+ 5.1 10 515627.
Subject: American Museum of Natural History > Juvenile fiction.
Boys > Juvenile fiction.
Death > Juvenile fiction.
Museums > Juvenile fiction.
New York (State) > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.

Available copies

  • 1 of 10 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 4 copies available at Jefferson County.


  • 0 current holds with 10 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Jefferson County Library-Arnold JF MYSTERY PHILLIPS CURIOUS 1 (Text) 30061100060751 Juvenile Fiction Checked out 08/18/2022
Jefferson County Library-Arnold MYSTERY (Text) ONORDER379425259419 Juvenile Fiction On order -
Jefferson County Library-Northwest JF MYSTERY PHILLIPS CURIOUS 1 (Text) 30051100060760 Juvenile New Books Available -
Jefferson County Library-Northwest MYSTERY (Text) ONORDER379425259418 Juvenile Fiction On order -

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