Danger Down the Nile (Treasure Hunters, Book 2)
James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein, Juliana Neufeld
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The sequel to James Patterson's bestselling series launch Treasure Hunters is another hilarious, hair-raising and highly-illustrated adventure for the First Family of Action!
Bick Kidd and his globe-trotting siblings Beck, Storm and Tommy may have completed their first treasure hunt after their father was lost at sea, but their kidnapped mother is still in the hands of nasty pirates. Their search for a rescue plan takes them down the Nile river in Africa, where they'll have to navigate everything from Egyptian pyramids in the desert to wet-and-wild jungles—not to mention life-threatening encounters with wilderness diseases, angry hippos and some seriously bad guys—in order to find the treasure and save the day.
“Either way,” I said, “Dad knew—or at least hoped—we’d follow his trail of clues and find his letter.” “Come on, Tommy,” said Beck. “Read it.” “Uh, okay.” Tommy cleared his throat. “ ‘Dear brilliant children.’ ” “That’s us!” said Beck. “ ‘Dear brilliant children. I have never been more proud of the four of you. You have proved yourselves to be true treasure hunters. Congratulations on following the clues that brought you to this box. Unfortunately, I fear you will soon need almost every item
“Not much,” said Beck. “Only that she loves Julius Caesar.” “Is that so?” said Bubu. “You know, I have heard that Julius Caesar was a great admirer of Pharaoh Cheops.” I figured Bubu was trying to outdo Storm in the pyramid-trivia department. “Who says that?” asked Storm. “Many, many intelligent people. They tell me that Julius Caesar used to sneak into the tomb of the pharaoh with Cleopatra when the two of them were dating. There are many secret tunnels and passageways for royals seeking
something to do with our record-breaking speed. Crocodiles tend to be great motivators. We made it to the double rocks. And, for the first time, after all those years of being at sea, the two of us were actually stranded on a desert island… in the middle of the jungle. CHAPTER 53 It gets very dark at night in the jungle. There’s zero glow from bright city lights to dim the diamond-studded African sky. As Beck and I huddled against our solitary tree on the rocks, I wished I had my Dad’s rain
set up on the far side of the raging river, Tommy carried me to a cot in a tent and draped Dad’s yellow rain slicker on top of my blanket. “That’ll help you feel better,” he said with a wink. After I was settled in my bed, the whole family gathered around to pray, the way we used to every night with Mom and Dad. Well, everybody except Storm. She abstained. “I have my own way of communicating with the higher power.” She sat cross-legged on the floor of the tent and chanted “ohm” a lot. Uncle
returning to Chumley Prep, and I will move the assets of your trust fund back into the banking account of Kidd Family Treasure Hunters Inc.” Tommy shot out his hand to shake Uncle Timothy’s. “Yo, thanks.” I stepped up to shake his hand, too. “Maybe you’re not as weird as we all think.” “Thank you for that, Bick. You know, you kids remind me of those other Kidds—your mother and father. No matter the assignment, no matter the obstacles, they were always filled with gritty determination. So go