The Alabaster Jar – Vol. 2 of Ancient Elements

The Alabaster Jar
Vol. 2 of the Ancient Elements Series
by Marie Sontag
Historical Fiction
Sunbury Press, Inc.
Sept. 4, 2015
ISBN-10: 1620066211
ISBN-13: 978-1620066218

Sam held up the lamp and studied the room’s walls. Hieroglyphs of prayers, painted pictures of the gods, and elaborate stone torch sconces adorned the area. There has to be more to this tomb. But what? Why were men sneaking in and out of it?

This middle grade historical fiction novel follows Sam and is adoptive sister, Amata, from Babylon to Egypt where their father, a Babylonian healer, studies Egyptian medicine. The series fills a gap in middle grade fiction. Students in 6th grade studies ancient civilizations, but few historical fiction books exist that cover ancient Mesopotamia. Book 3, The Silver Coin, should arrive on the shelves in the spring of 2016. As one 12-year-old reader stated, “”One of the best books I’ve ever read! This book will have you on the edge of your seat no matter how hard your heart is.” — Ian, age 12, TX


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