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Kai-ro

Written by Graham Marks

Key Stage 3 General Fiction

LoveReading View on Kai-ro

Brilliantly imagined, the futuristic city of Kai-ro forms a vivid backdrop to the thrilling story of one boy’s fight against the ancient forces of darkness.  It is a compelling story by an author at the height of his storytelling powers.  Graham Marks says that the book was born out of the lasting presence of the Egyptian Gods and his two trips, one to the Egyptian section in the British Museum and the other to the Great Pyramids in Egypt.  His imaginings as a consequence of his ‘meetings’ with a statue of a dog, of the great pharaohs and Cairo itself gave him a mind full of ideas and beliefs that have ended up in this terrific adventure.

 

A piece of passion from the Editor:
When I first picked up this amazing book I couldn’t stop reading it.  I love the mysterious world of the future and the way it’s linked with the ancient Egyptian past. And Stretch Wilson is a true hero, caught in the epic battle between good and evil.

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Kai-ro Synopsis

Stretch Wilson’s world is a hard place.  All he has, since his father was taken as slave labour, is his dog, Bone – until the fateful day when he discovers something extraordinary, deep in the heart of Blook’s Mount, a gigantic pile of ancient rubbish and waste.  Something that will change his life forever.  He doesn’t know it but Stretch is the only person who can stop the evil that lives in Kai-ro from taking control, for eternity.

Kai-ro Press Reviews

"A brilliantly imagined epic adventure" John Newman, Newham Bookshop

Book Information

ISBN: 9780746078884
Publication date: 31st October 2007
Author: Graham Marks
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Format: Paperback
Year Groups: Key Stage 3
Topics: General Fiction

About Graham Marks

Graham Marks was our Guest Editor in August 2010. Click here to see his selections. Graham Marks spent the first six years of his life following his father, an RAF pilot, between postings. He was sent to boarding school at the age of 13, and then went to Harrow School of Art to study Information Graphics. He has written a number of teen novels for Bloomsbury including Zoo and Tokyo, as well as books for Usbourne, including I Spy: The Constantinople Caper.  Graham worked as a graphic designer before becoming a full‐time children’s author. As well as being ...

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