The Jewel Fish of Karnak
About the book
Far away in Ancient Egypt, Jackal and Ibis are brought before the Cat Pharaoh to be punished for stealing from the town market. In a merciful moment, the Pharaoh decides to give the two friends one last chance: they must journey up the River Nile to the temple of Karnak and bring back something that has been taken from her - a beautiful and precious Jewel Fish.
But Jackal and Ibis are not very clever and ignore the warning she gives, taking a few extra treasures for themselves . . . and disaster follows!
About the author
Graeme Base is one of the world’s leading creators of picture books. His madly detailed alphabet book Animalia received international acclaim when first published in 1986 and has now sold over three million copies. The book has also inspired an animated TV series, its own app and is the first offering in The Graeme Base Educational Suite.
Amongst numerous awards across many of his published works, Graeme has received the 2007 Speech Pathology Book of the Year (Younger Readers), the 2007 Wilderness Society Environment Award and the 1989 Children’s Book Council of Australia Picture Book of the Year.