The Golden Scarab’s Secret

Oliver and his friend Jake successfully intercept an international plot to steal and replicate priceless artefacts on loan from the Museum of Cairo. As a reward for his efforts in the recovery of the stolen artefacts, Oliver is invited on a tour of Egypt courtesy of the Egyptian Council of Antiquities.

But Oliver has a secret that he hasn’t shared with anyone, as he knows it will put his family and friends in danger. 

Oliver and Jake discover a sinister operation working within the walls of the city of Cairo. Unaware they are being followed, it’s a race against time to save Egypt’s most cherished and powerful artefact. Mistaken identities and dangerous associations hinder Oliver’s ability to stay focused on his goal – to see the Golden Scarab back in the museum. Quite apart from its obvious value as a significant part of Egyptian history – it has an important secret of its own.

Unable to confide in anyone, Oliver attempts to resolve things on his own.

Time is running out and the valuable artefact must be returned to the Cairo Museum to prevent it disappearing forever.

Written by Lindy Davis

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The Golden Scarab’s Secret is the sequel to The Golden Scarab and forms an adventure series that appeals to readers aged 11-14 years who enjoy fast-paced action. With its engaging plot and colourful characters, it takes you into the bustling cities of Cairo and Luxor. 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.”

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Additional information

Dimensions21 × 14 cm

Paperback edition



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Published by

Pelican Press (NZ) Limited

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