Henry is delighted to be given an extra tricky equation to solve on his first day back at school. But as he finishes his calculation a black tornado swallows him up and he is transported back in time to Ancient Egypt and the court of Seti 1.
Henry isn’t a natural fit with the harsh lifestyle of the Ancient Greeks. There are some very strange pets (notably a baboon and a crocodile) and even stranger food.
Henry hates the onions for breakfast, the camel and chariot rides and the spear throwing classes, not his cup of tea at all. But he gradually makes friends and learns to fit in. When he and a group of Egyptian classmates are sent for a survival test in the jungle and an emergency ensues, his navigation skills and creativity save the day. But will he ever get back to the twenty first century?
This is an amusing and engaging illustrated time slip adventure story packed with information about Ancient Egypt. Mathematics combines with astrology as the trigger for time travel in this story, an ingenious ploy. The back of the book includes extra information about life at the time of Pharaoh Seti First in the form of a survival guide – including how to write your name in hieroglyphics.