The Golden Scarab

Oliver Berry and his friends must outsmart an international criminal network, ruthless in its mission to steal international artefacts.

With just a small window of time, they try to solve the mystery behind the missing artefacts from their local museum.

The warning signs, mistaken identities and the discovery of a body, all signal danger.

But the cherished and priceless Golden Scarab must be found and returned to Egypt, otherwise an important slice of history will be lost forever.

Written by Lindy Davis

$20.00 incl. GST

4 in stock

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The Golden Scarab is the first book in an adventure series that appeals to readers aged 11-14 years who enjoy fast-paced action. With its engaging plot and colourful characters, The Golden Scarab takes you on a ride from coastal Northland in New Zealand to the bustling city of Cairo. It suits older middle grade and YA readers.

Author’s note

The Golden Scarab books is adventure stories about Oliver and his friends who resolve to recover and return Egypt’s most precious artefact, The Golden Scarab. But the story touches on some deeper and very real issues. Courage and faith are dominant themes throughout both books and for good reason. We all encounter similar problems and challenges regardless of what age we are. Despite how resilient and upbeat children may seem, they still experience the fear of isolation, alienation and of never being good enough. But if children are raised to believe they can achieve whatever they set their minds to, then the chances are they most probably will. It’s this sort of inner confidence that so often defines who we are and what we become.


Bob’s Book Blog ~ “Sometimes I read a novel that is so intriguing that I don’t want to finish living in the world that it creates. This is one of those novels. A well written action/adventure/historical novel that will win you over quickly. Intermediate and high school students will get into it easily and anyone who likes Egyptology.”

NZ Year 8 teacher ~ “What a joy for a teacher to witness children scrambling to get their hands on a coveted book. Not since Harry Potter have I seen students so eager to get a copy of the book. Author Lindy Davis manages to hook her reader from the start and reel them in through authentic settings.”

More about the Kiwi author

Find out more about Auckland author Lindy Davis on her profile page.


Additional information

Dimensions21 × 14 cm

Paperback edition



Page count


Published by

Pelican Press (NZ) Limited

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