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Ulysses Moore #2: The Long-Lost Map

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Ulysses Moore #2: The Long-Lost Map

When 11-year-old twins Jason and Julia, along with their friend Rick, explored Argo Manor, all they expected was to uncover some clues about what the mansion's former owner, the legendary Ulysses Moore, may have been like. However, that simple mystery has turned out to be greater than ever imagined. They have crossed through the worn, old door --- the Door to Time --- and into ancient Egypt.

Unfortunately, before they can begin the second part of their riddle-solving adventure, Jason and Rick become separated from Julia, who ends up back in the present at Argo Manor with the door shut firmly behind her. Meanwhile, on the other side, the boys meet an Egyptian girl named Maruk who is curious about the foreign travelers. She offers to be their guide around the ancient city and show them the House of Life --- the place mentioned in Ulysses Moore's journal!

Jason, Rick and Maruk soon make a startling discovery that leads them on the hunt for a secret but important map hidden by a mysterious traveler. The search won't be easy, as the trio encounters some untrustworthy characters while a familiar enemy follows close behind them. Julia and the strange caretaker Nestor anxiously wait for the boys' safe return while facing off an unexpected danger of their own.

With a few surprises and an adventure set in an ancient place shrouded in a mystery of its own, THE LONG-LOST MAP is sure to please Ulysses Moore fans and young thrill-seekers alike. The next exciting installment of the series, THE HOUSE OF MIRRORS, arrives in January 2007.

Reviewed by Sarah Sawtelle on September 1, 2007

Ulysses Moore #2: The Long-Lost Map
by Michael Merryweather

  • Publication Date: September 1, 2007
  • Mass Market Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
  • ISBN-10: 0439776732
  • ISBN-13: 9780439776738