Eleven-year-old Lydia Hartley has always dreamed of following in the footsteps of her archaeologist father. When he is called to Egypt to help track down the culprits responsible for the so-called "scarab scam," Lydia gets the chance of a lifetime to travel along with him. However, once she's in Egypt, Lydia learns there is much more at stake for both her father and her Egyptian hosts than mere scarabs, especially for twelve-year-old Sima Malik--and only Lydia knows what to do.
Midwest Book Review,
Sometimes the solutions lie in the minds of the young. "The Great Scarab Scam" follows Lydia Hartley as she embarks on her dream of following her archeologist father onto the field during a trip to Egypt. But her dream turns into something else as she and her father are faced with a dilemma involving false artifacts; the answer to this mystery may elude Lydia's father, but Lydia might have an idea of her own. A charming read for pre-teens, "The Great Scarab Scam" is highly recommended.