This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.
Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite
Akia's Adventure: The Sequel to Pharaoh's Arrow is a historical adventure picture book for children written and illustrated by George Neeb. Akia had settled in quite nicely as one of the dancers in the limestone palace that housed the Pharaoh and his family. She had come to the city determined to wreak vengeance upon the man who had shot and killed her dad with his golden arrow, but had found it in her heart to forgive him instead. Akia was now the Pharaoh’s favorite dancer, and she was even more like a daughter to him. They played Senet together, and he took her on trips and adventures instead of his own children who were still too young. But the eldest prince was jealous of the time the Pharaoh spent with Akia. The Pharaoh’s wife was concerned by her son’s unhappiness and asked the Pharaoh to send Akia away, but he was adamant that Akia would remain a member of the household while he reigned. What could the Great Wife do about the situation? And would she succeed in exiling Akia from the royal household?
Neeb’s story is engrossing and suspenseful, and his characters are far better defined than those often encountered in a children’s book. The artwork is marvelous! Neeb’s illustrations make the Egyptian background of the story come to vivid and colorful life. His pictures have the look and feel of the period they are depicting, and they work perfectly with the story as it unfolds. Neeb does much more than tell an entertaining story, however; he includes a glossary of the hieroglyphics to be found in the book as well as giving a tutorial for readers who want to recreate their own images of ancient Egypt. He gives pointers on how to represent people as ancient Egyptian artists did and gives the basics on how to make your picture look as though it were painted on papyrus rather than paper. Teachers should have a field day sharing this book with their class and continuing the lesson by having children experiment with crayons using the techniques taught in the book. Akia's Adventure: The Sequel to Pharaoh's Arrow is most highly recommended.