Lights on the Nile
Author : Donna Jo Napoli
Publisher : HarperCollins Publishers
Published Year : 9/20/2011
Edition : 1
Format : Hardcover - Hardcover, 288 pages
Subject : Fiction - Science Fiction, Fiction - Fantasy & Magic
Dimensions : 5.50 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.20 (d)
ISBN : 0061667935
ISBN13 : 9780061667930
Kepi is a young girl in ancient Egypt, content to stay home with her family, helping her father, who was wounded in the construction of a pyramid for the cruel pharaoh Khufu. But that was before she and her pet baboon, Babu, were kidnapped and held captive on a boat bound for the capital city, Ineb Hedj. And when Kepi and Babu are separated, she knows she has only one choice: to make her way to the capital on her own, rescue Babu, and find a way to appeal to the pharaoh. Khufu is rich and powerful, but Kepi has her own powers, deep inside her-ones she herself doesnât even know about yet.
Donna Jo Napoli, acclaimed author of Zel and Beast, revisits the fabled origin of fairies in this strikingly orig-inal and affecting novel of friendship.