Reviews for Theodosia and the Last Pharaoh

Booklist Reviews 2011 May #1
Theodosia, the uncommonly bright 11-year-old, is back in Egypt, this time to return the Emerald Tablet, full of the ancient world's secrets. As readers of the previous three books know, Theodosia has the ability to feel ancient magic. This, and her predilection for arousing the interest of both the Serpents of Chaos (bad) and the Brotherhood of Chosen Keepers (good), puts her in a good deal of hot water. Here, she and her cat, Isis, are in trouble as soon as they step off the train in Cairo. A young orphan boy who helps her becomes an integral part of the plot, though readers may soon guess his identity. Along with the expected mystery comes a new thread. Who exactly is Theodosia? LaFevers gets new readers up to speed at the book's beginning: Theodosia makes a to-do list that establishes much of what has come before; Tanaka's drawings nicely extend the action. Copyright 2011 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2011 Fall
Theodosia heads to Egypt with her mother on an archaeological dig. While trying to evade the Serpents of Chaos and keep the Emerald Tablet safe, Theodosia befriends a boy who just might be the last in a line of Egyptian pharaohs. There's plenty of magic and intrigue to keep series fans interested in this fourth installment. Copyright 2011 Horn Book Guide Reviews.