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From the bestselling and highly acclaimed author of such classics as Animalia, The Eleventh Hour and The Legend of the Golden Snail, Graeme Base.

Far away in Ancient Egypt, Jackal and Ibis are brought before the Cat Pharaoh to be punished for stealing from the town market. In a merciful moment, the Pharaoh decides to give the two friends one last chance: they must journey up the River Nile to the temple of Karnak and bring back something that has been taken from her - a beautiful and precious Jewel Fish.

But she has a warning for the two:

'Do not take anything else while you are in Karnak. And know that the Jewel Fish is magical. Be sure it does not get wet.'

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780143782896

    May 1, 2017

    Picture Puffin

    32 pages

    RRP $16.99

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Awards and Recognition

  • Indie Award
    2012
    Shortlisted
    Children's
  • Prime Minister's Literary Award
    2012
    Shortlisted
    Children's Fiction
  • Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards
    2012
    Shortlisted
    Young Children
  • REAL Children's Choice Awards
    2013
    Shortlisted
    Picture Books

Also by Graeme Base

Amazing Monster Detectoscope
Little Elephants
Graeme Base HB bindup
Eye to Eye
Uno's Garden Counting Book
The Last King of Angkor Wat
My First Animalia
Uno's Garden
The Legend of the Golden Snail
Enigma
The Waterhole Board Book
Jungle Drums
The Sign of the Seahorse
The Waterhole
My Grandma Lived in Gooligulch

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Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life
La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One
The Getaway: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (BK12)
Love, Simon
Alice-Miranda At School 1
Trash
Undercover Princess
Midnight Jewel
Thirteen Reasons Why
George's Marvellous Medicine
The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-time
Charlie And The Chocolate Factory: A Play
Ghost Boy
Pippa's Island 3: Kira Dreaming
The Truth and Lies of Ella Black
Library Of Souls
365 Days of Wonder
Friday Barnes 6: Danger Ahead
A Semi-definitive List of Worst Nightmares
Ranger's Apprentice 4: Oakleaf Bearers