Kai can't stand bullies but isn't sure how to battle them except to protect those who are picked on. But, when she is confronted by the bully and tries to stand her ground, she is hit so hard her mind takes her on a trip to ancient Egypt. There she meets Amenken and his wife Betrest, who were trying to help a young girl get water to help her people. One problem, the Egyptian soldiers were bullying them to stop. Needless to say, Kai also gets involved in trying to help Lily. Does her help work? What was it like to witness the plagues? Who is Naaji and what is special about his book? And, who is the "falcon?" All these questions and more are answered within the pages of this book.
I really enjoyed this book and recommend it to families with children ages 8 - 12. It is a great book to read aloud and discuss together. Children will also love picking it up and reading it for themselves. It will also help with the discussion of bullying. Thank you to Barbour Publishing, Inc. for my review copy. These words are my own and I am under no obligation to provide a review.