The Jewel Fish Of Karnak by Graeme Base

Graeme Base’s latest book is set in Egypt and is called

The Jewel Fish of Karnak

Far, far away in Ancient Egypt, Jackal and Ibis are brought before the Cat Pharaoh to be punished for stealing from the town market. In a merciful moment, the cat Pharaoh decides to give the friends one last chance. She tells them they must journey up the River Nile to the temple of Karnak and bring back something that has been taken from her – a beautiful and precious Jewel Fish. But she has a warning for the two prisoners:

‘Do not take anything else while you are in Karnak. And be warned that the Jewel Fish is magical. Be sure it does not get wet.’

Jackal and Ibis are not very clever and ignore the Cat Pharaoh’s words by taking a few more riches for themselves . . .


Graeme Base is the master of puzzles…in this book you will find hieroglyphics, sparkling jewels and a very clever mechanical device built into the back of the book.

Watch this interview with Graeme and find out more about the story and the puzzles you will need to solve to discover and capture the Jewel Fish


Visit Graeme Base’s website and select the KARNAK icon.  Click on the image of the book  to reveal the challenge you will need to solve as you read the story…

Good luck!