Title: The Red Pyramid (The Kane Chronicles, Book 1)
Author: Rick Riordan
Publication Date: 2010
Genre/Format: Adventure and Fantasy/Novel
Summary: Carter and Sadie Kane are brother and sister but, after their mother's death, have been raised separately. Sadie lives with their grandparents in England while Carter is off traveling non-stop with their father who is an Egyptologist. The adventure begins when their father reunites them and they are plunged into a crazy adventure when their father wakes the Egyptian god, Set.
What I Think: I have to say I wasn't sure I would like this series because it seemed like it might be too much like the Percy Jackson & The Olympians. I loved that series and the idea for the story was brilliant. Having red The Red Pyramid now, I would wholeheartedly recommend it! I think I even liked this series better (...I have only read the first book in this series)! I think Riordan did a great job with the characters and, as a teacher, I love how he incorporates Egyptian mythology. It truly brought it to life for me and I think it would be great for kids. Any kid who is looking for adventure would love this book!
Read Together: 4 - 6
Read Alone: 5 - 8
Read With: Nonfiction about Egypt, Folk literature - Egyptian mythology, Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan, The Witchy Worries of Abbie Adams by Rhonda Hayter
Snatch of Text: "My name is Carter Kane. I'm fourteen and my home is a suitcase." p. 2
Reading Strategies to Practice: Activating Background Knowledge, Making Connections, Making Predictions, Asking Questions
Writing Strategies to Practice: Characterization, Perspective
Writing Prompts: Choose a well-known character from literature or history and write from his or her perspective (either in their story or time in history, or in the present time); Read the above snatch of text and then write your own story for Carter; Read the above snatch of text and then use it as a model to write an attention grabbing first line.
Topics Covered: Egypt, Folk Literature - Egyptian mythology, Family, Trust, Confidence, Making Choices, Loyalty, Genres,
Translated to Spanish: No