The Akhenaten Adventure is a novel by the Scottish writer P.B. Kerr. It is the first book of the Children of the Lamp series. It tells the story of John and Philippa. Main article: The Akhenaten Adventure They begin the adventure of a lifetime, going from Cairo to London, using. Twins discover they’re djinn. Read Common Sense Media’s The Akhenaten Adventure: Children of the Lamp, Book 1 review, age rating, and parents guide.

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The djinn – whether they like it or not – are the guardians afventure luckso they derive their power from “luck” or “fate”.

The Fantasy Element – I was impressed with the djinn folklore that was used as the basis of the story.

And they are going to need all the luck they can get, because they will have to fight Iblis, the most evil djinn in the universe, and if that universe is going to survive, they will have akehnaten win! Kerr in writing this book in his interview, it made sense.

We’re definitely going to continue with this series. The film rights are held by Paramount.

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Based on 3 reviews. In some ways this is the choice of the publisher’s marketing department; but in the case of this particular book, the author sprinkles the first hundred pages with little comments that are humorous only if you know what’s coming—”could have corked him inside a bottle,” a car like “a magic carpet with a roof.

It was an enjoyable story, akuenaten I think I’ll read the next one in the series to see if the author can keep up the same momentum or if he gets bogged down in arcane details a risk when deepening your mythology-heavy story. He invites them to visit him in London for the summer instead of going to summer school.

So this first book in the series has been on my to-read list all that time. Thank you for your support. Add your rating See all 14 kid reviews.


Rakshasas, who he always keeps in his pocket. Keanehan yang terjadi karena memiliki geraham bungsu ternyata berlanjut ketika operasi berlangsung. Dybbuk’s kindness was crushed, and his evilness took over his body. All these things happened, explains Nimrod, because they are descended from a long line of djinns on their mother’s side — their mother is a powerful djinn herself — and their powers began when their wisdom teeth were taken out. Djinn twins John and Philippa are off on another enchanting, and dangerous, adventure in the last book in the bestselling Children of the Lamp series.

Uncle Nimrod has brought them to London so he can teach them how to use their new powers. Dybbuk acts as a magician under the name of Jonathon Tarot in the fourth book, but uses up his powers in a complicated stunt and becomes mundane, which for a Djinn, is very unfortunate.

The Oz books, those completely homegrown American fairy tales, fascinated me, too. Magic happens, and children, thankfully only twelve year old twins instead of attitude-laden teenagers I fear have lost their cherries already, have fantastic fun.

User Reviews Parents say Kids say. But everything turns out wrong. John and Philippa attempt to rescue their mother from her fate as the Blue Djinn of Babylon a djinn that is beyond good and evil, who has powers over all.

Children Of The Lamp :The Akhenaten Adventure

They have a vision where they talk to their uncle and he tells the to visit him in England. Talk to your kids about Jul 18, Ariel Marie rated it really liked it. She first appears as a very nice and allowing mother, telling John that naming one of the dogs ” Elvis ” would be a nice change. He is fearful of the twins’ powers after their mother turned his two brothers into dogs. Entah berapa banyak keinginan yang sebenarnya tak pernah sungguh —sungguh saya butuhkan.

The main characters, like the twins and Nimrod, didn’t seem to have much depth; I couldn’t come up with more than a few adjectives to describe them. But I can’t complain about that.

Kerr is a British author of both adult fiction and non-fiction, most notably the Bernie Gunther series, and of children’s books, particularly the Children of the Lamp series. Very likeable characters, adventure, humor and fun.


The Akhenaten Adventure: Children of the Lamp, Book 1

You might know P. John and Philippa Gaunt are two fairly ordinary twelve-year-olds living in New York City—their father is wealthy, their mother is a beautiful socialite, their two dogs are unusually intelligent, and the twins themselves are a bit precocious, but other aadventure that, nothing terribly odd occurs in their lives.

Like her brother John, she is claustrophobic and dislikes loud tne. There were some other little things I could pick on about the book if I wanted to, but they’re really fairly minor. Burton, Rakshasas’s old butler.

John and Phillipia do as they are told, on the plane they meet a nice couple who wish they accidently grant. The story has a variety of themes, familyadventureand loyalty being a few.

This page was last edited on 6 Aprilchildrenn Some of the paragraphs thd a bit convoluted and it was tough to get the right phrasing the first time when reading aloud. Don’t worry,I’m getting their. Djinn do not actually start aging until their wisdom teeth are taken out. Critic Matt Berman states, “Like many other adult novelists trying to make the transition, he will need to learn that different rules apply — the pacing is different, and kids prefer warm passion to cool detachment.

I really couldn’t wait to be rid of the author’s thought world it annoyed me enough that I’m not sure I’d have finished the book had it not been my only companion on a two-hour train trip when I needed something no-brainer to entertain me. As volcanoes begin erupting all over the world, spilling golden lava, the twins must go on a hunt for the wicked djinn who wants to rob the grave of the great Genghis Khan.