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Editorial Reviews

Geoffrey MacSkimming delivers a witty, puckish performance in his delightful kid’s adventure novel, Cairo Jim and the Sunken Sarcophagus of Sekheret.

Archaeologist and poet Jim heads to the Red Sea to find evil genius Captain Neptune F. Bone, who is looking for an ancient coffin. Accompanied in his search by friends Doris the macaw and Brenda the Wonder Camel, Jim discovers that Captain Bone is looking for an even more startling relic.

MacSkimming performs his work with scene-chomping gusto (and a light Australian accent), rolling his rs occasionally, and squawking in his portrayal of Doris.

Publisher's Summary

When the manicured evil genius, Captain Neptune F. Bone, disappears in the Red Sea while diving for a lost sarcophagus, that well-known archaeologist and little-known poet, Cairo Jim, is called in to try and help find him in the dark and watery depths.

But when Jim, Doris the Macaw, and Brenda the Wonder Camel take the plunge, little do they know that what they are about to find will become one of the most flabbergasting discoveries in the history of archaeology!

©1994 Geoffrey McSkimming; (P)2003 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.

Critic Reviews

"Grab your pith helmet and join Cairo Jim on a rollicking adventure sure to tickle the funny bone of young and old alike." (AudioFile) "[McSkimming] knows his material intimately. We can feel the heat of Athens in his reading, smell the city. He draws his characters finely, using his voice to sharpen each in our minds." (Reading Time) "When you tire of stories about the places and people you know, try the witty word play and over-the-top adventure of Cairo Jim for an outrageous tonic." (The Age)

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