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Life is getting more dismal by the minute in the small town of Sultana, Manitoba. Thanks to a dry season that nearly dried up the river, the campers aren't coming anymore. There aren't even enough tourists to keep the local restaurant busy, and if Cody's best friend's mom loses her job there, the family will have to move away. If Cody doesn't come up with a plan soon, he cLife is getting more dismal by the minute in the small town of Sultana, Manitoba. Thanks to a dry season that nearly dried up the river, the campers aren't coming anymore. There aren't even enough tourists to keep the local restaurant busy, and if Cody's best friend's mom loses her job there, the family will have to move away. If Cody doesn't come up with a plan soon, he could be the only twelve-year-old left! He needs to put the spotlight on Sultana, and he needs to do it fast.So Cody, his best friend Eric and Eric's twin sister, Rachel, concoct an elaborate hoax that transforms this tiny town into a hotbed of activity. An "ancient Egyptian" tablet is discovered in Sultana, and suddenly archaeologists, reporters and tourists are rushing over to take a look...Business couldn't be better! But when one suspicious stranger starts trailing every move that Cody and his friends make, they realize that their hoax may have gone too far. This archaeological adventure is full of tricks, twists, and danger....

Title : The Archaeolojesters
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ISBN : 9781897550830
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 191 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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The Archaeolojesters Reviews

  • Christina
    2018-09-21 12:51

    I can't say for sure how I would have felt about this book if I were 9 or 10 years old, but the grown-up me would have liked more archaeology and less jester.The idea of coming up with a creative way to prevent your best friend from moving away is a great basis for an adventure story. It reminds me a little of one of my favourite movies from my childhood, The Goonies. That being said, there is little in the way of adventure in this story. While the premise of the story is good, the end result is that bad behaviour is rewarded. I don't think that sends a particularly good message.Once the plan is hatched, main characters Cody, Eric, and Rachel spend most of the book worrying about getting caught for the big hoax they've created. But aside from the sneaking around and the general mischief associated with creating the false artifact, the kids knock a man unconscious, tie him up, and interrogate him after taking his gun away. That's not OK. It's not even a necessary means to an end. And what are the consequences of this dangerous (and illegal, if you want to be honest) behaviour? The man gives them a certified cheque for $25,000 USD.They get off scot-free with an apology and some community service, for which they are secretly getting paid.I would have liked to have seen more of the fact-based archeology highlighted in the story. Oertel touches upon the history of Tuthmosis III and the history of his reign in Egypt, but I would have liked to read more about him, or other ancient Egyptian rulers and artifacts. Of course, I can go and research Ancient Egypt any time I like, and perhaps that is what Oertel is hoping that kids will do upon reading this book.I'll be interested to hear the opinions of the kids in the Silver Birch book club at the library where I work.

  • Jennifer Wardrip
    2018-09-24 15:52

    Reviewed by Kira M for TeensReadToo.comAfter Rachel, Cody, and Eric created a fake "ancient Egyptian" tablet that brought tourism to Sultana, Manitoba, the trio won a trip to Cairo to see some real artifacts. But when they arrive in Egypt with their chaperone, Aubrey, they get kidnapped by Dr. Bruno Wassler and Rudi, the German guys who tried to steal their fake tablet back in Manitoba!They soon discover that Mit Rahina is not only the site for a popular Egyptian museum, but home to three pillars. Every thirteen years, an astronomical anomaly occurs that allows anyone born during the four days after summer solstice to travel back in time via the pillars.While studying the pillars, the doctor's daughter, Anna, fell back in time and doesn't know how to get back. To make matters worse, while learning about the pillars, Rachel falls back in time, as well! Now, Cody and Eric must travel back in time and rescue the two girls before their window of opportunity closes.If they don't return in time, they'll be stuck in the past for thirteen more years! Can they succeed?PILLARS OF TIME is a fun-filled adventure for time travel fans. The plot and characters are fairly well-developed, and the pacing of the novel is done well and keeps the reader's interest. Those who like science, adventure, and action will enjoy reading this second title in THE ARCHAEOLOJESTERS series.

  • Jennifer Wardrip
    2018-08-26 12:42

    Reviewed by Kira M for TeensReadToo.comWhen Cody, Eric, and Rachel create a fake Ancient Egyptian tablet in order to bring tourism to Sultana, they bite off more than they can chew.The elderly doctor, who the trio set up for finding the tablet, turns out to be a doctor of Archaeology and he calls in the experts to discover if the find is real. To make matters worse, a mysterious, suspicious man starts hanging around the dig site and trailing the trio's every move.Has the three's hoax gotten out of control? Why is the man following them?A fun adventure filled with short chapters, mystery, and suspense. The characters are well-developed, the plot is unique, and the background research is accurate. Readers who like both adventure and Ancient Egypt will enjoy reading THE ARCHAEOLOJESTERS.

  • Sandra Stiles
    2018-08-31 15:43

    What would you do to help your best friend? Twelve year old Cody learns his best friend Eric and Eric's twin sister Rachel may have to move from their small town of Sultana. Business has been down in this sleepy little town and Eric and Rachel's mom may lose her job as a waitress at the restaurant. Eric and Cody decide they need something that will bring people back into their town. They decide to create an Egyptian place complete with hieroglyphs and bury it in the river so that it can be discovered. But what happens when it is actually discovered and they bring in archaeologist from Egypt? Will it still pass the test? If not what will be the consequences? This was a fun book to read. I think it will keep kids interested from the beginning to the end.

  • Jenn
    2018-09-25 15:59

    Silver Birch nominee....I really wanted to like this book more than I did - the characters were engaging and the story of how the kids created the tablet was wonderful. I couldn't help, however, feeling that the ending was a tad rushed and too-neatly put together - and that we were being set up for a sequel all along. I don't mind series books - but the first books should leave you wanting more, not expecting it. A fun read and kids will enjoy it. Final note - loved that it was set in Manitoba!!! Yay for the prarires!

  • Debbie
    2018-09-15 11:56

    "The Archaeolojesters" was based on an unusual premise, three kids attempt to keep their town thriving through a plot to gain the attention of the world. Parts of the plot were ingenious, but so much of the plot was completely implausible. The characters were one-dimensional and the resolution was completely unbelievable, but the originality of the story made up for some of the glaring problems with the writing and plot construction. I would recommend this book to late elementary students and encourage a discussion about why the book was pr was not believable.

  • Melissa
    2018-09-14 08:39

    I'm not sure what I think of the premise, here....

  • Jehnie
    2018-09-15 10:54

    Quick, engaging, light.

  • Brendon Haithcock
    2018-09-13 12:45

    I liked this book. It was funny and had action.

  • PWRL
    2018-09-09 16:30


  • Moon
    2018-09-08 15:36

    If it had been any longer,it would've seemed cheesy.Really like the ending.

  • PWRL
    2018-09-03 10:54


  • Andreas Oertel
    2018-09-08 13:56