Author: Gary Northfield
Genre: middle grade
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Pub Date: March 19, 2019
Taken from NetGalley
Julius Zebra is in ancient Egypt on his third madcap adventure. Will he and his friends make it out alive, or will they all end up entombed in a pyramid forever?
After being shipwrecked on the shores of Egypt, Julius Zebra can’t believe his luck: he’s been mistaken for a Horse God and given the royal treatment. Preened and pampered, Julius and his friends are treated to a lavish party and ferried down the River Nile. But when hapless antelope Felix accidentally stumbles upon the Tomb of Cleopatra, he steals a gem for his rock collection, unknowingly bringing a pharaoh’s curse down upon the group. With the Egyptians beginning to realize that Julius is not quite what they thought he was, the zebra gladiator and his friends are soon fighting for their lives in a series of hilarious hijinks.
Julius Zebra was a fun and silly, quick read about a zebra that gets shipwrecked on the shores of Egypt and is mistaken for a horse god. At first Julius and his friends think it’s not so bad getting the royal treatment, until his cover gets blown.
This is historical story reminded me of the The Road to Eldorado. It still totally worked for me as that’s one of my favorite animated movies.
I believe this is the fourth book in the Julius Zebra series. It reads just fine though alone as this is the first in the series I have read. The fun and silliness of this story would make it a fun read for a middle grade reader. I could see my 11 year old, Joey having fun with this series!
Here are the other books in this series…
Thank you to Candlewick and NetGalley for this ARC in exchange for my honest review.
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