Shortlist year: 
2012
Shortlist category: 
Children's literature
Published by: 
Penguin Random House

About the book

Book cover- The Jewel Fish of Karnak by Graeme Base

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!