Join Ptoni and his dad up the Nile on their creaky trading boat in these double-adventure stories packed full of action.
Scrunchy Scarab - The town of Feruka is having a big celebration, but all Dad has to sell are some dried-up figs and a few old flasks of oil. Fortunately Ptoni finds a lucky scarab beetle, so perhaps things will change...
The Missing Mummy - Dad goes to collect some wine he is owed by Slosh, the merchant. But poor Slosh has died, and someone has stolen his mummy. It's up to Ptoni to find it, and to claim the wine.
Philip Wooderson has written more than thirty books, mostly for children and young people, and has been published by Franklin Watts, A & C Black, Scholastic, Kingfisher and Oxford University Press. Some of his stories have been translated, and others published in the US. Two of his stories have been Guardian Childrens books of the week.