Tuesday, December 22, 2009

New Book' Treasure of Karnak

Hungry Tiger Press

Not really a new book, but a newly released edition of a classic. Here's the press release:

Sam Steele's Adventures : The Treasure of Karnak

From the author of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, L. Frank Baum, comes a Young Adult adventure novel set in 1906 Egypt, Sam Steele's Adventures: The Treasure of Karnak. Inspired by the author?s own visit to Egypt, this long-forgotten tale of treachery and treasure is available again in a beautiful new edition from Hungry Tiger Press

The San Diego-based publisher has produced a beautiful new edition of this rare volume. The handsome hardcover book includes all three original half-tone illustrations by Emile A. Nelson, plus new decorations by Eric Shanower, the award-winning writer/artist of Age of Bronze: The Story of the Trojan War, and an expert foreword by Egyptologist and Baum scholar David Moyer that explains the historical significance of the actual lost treasure of ancient Egypt's Karnak Temple. The book also includes a fifty page appendix of Maud Baum's Egyptian travel journal from 1906. The tour of Egypt that Maud took with her husband L. Frank Baum inspired the story of Sam Steele's Egyptian adventure. More than a dozen vintage photographs taken by L. Frank Baum himself--some never before published--accompany this detailed account of the trip.

The Treasure of Karnak is the latest release in Hungry Tiger Press's decade-long project of reprinting all of L. Frank Baum's Young Adult adventure novels. So come explore Egypt with boy-adventurer Sam Steele on a thrilling and dangerous quest to find an ancient Egyptian treasure of unimagined wealth. Struggling against all odds--against pits filled with scorpions, traitorous allies, murdering desert tribes, mad camels, even the Egyptian government--the crew of the good ship Seagull finds something that has eluded scores of searchers for more than two thousand years, the hiding place of the legendary treasure of Karnak! If you love Indiana Jones movies or the books of H. Rider Haggard, you're bound to enjoy Sam Steele's Adventures: The Treasure of Karnak.

Sam Steele's Adventures: The Treasure of Karnak may be ordered directly from the publisher for $29.95 plus $6.00 Shipping ($10.00 outside USA) from Hungry Tiger Press, 5995 Dandridge Lane, Suite 121, San Diego, CA 92115. The book may be ordered online, too, at: www.hungrytigerpress.com where you can also read a free excerpt from the exciting novel.

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