The Bronze Dagger

The Bronze Dagger
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Twelve-year-old Samsuluna  lives in Mesopotamia during the reign of Hammurabi (1780 BC), but has no place to call home.  The lies that Sam spins about the stolen jewels and the death of his father threaten to catch up with him. Will Sam ever learn how to trust his new friends, overcome his quest for revenge, or solve the mystery of the stolen jewels? The Bronze Dagger, a middle grade historical fiction novel, is perfect for classes studying  Ancient Mesopotamia, or just as a fun, adventurous read for any age!  

What Others Are Saying:

Dr. Sontag captures the Ancient Mesopotamia culture in a captivating tale of a young boy's survival. Armed with his lucky dagger, Sam sets out on an adventure where he encounters numerous challenges and foibles leading him to a lesson in forgiveness. A great read!
Dr. Donna Lewis, Educator: Assistant Superintendent

A terrific book for kids who like adventure, and for parents who'd love their kids to learn a bit about history. Well-written, a lively main character who struggles with his failures and searches for hope.Here is a hero who is flawed but resourceful, and who can lead readers on an adventure involving bad guys, jewels, new friends, and making choices. A real winner! Karen Llewellyn., home-schooling mom

The book pulls you into history through well-written narrative. By the end of the tale you come away with not only an interest in the characters and storyline, but more knowledge about the time of the Babylonians. Rick Crawford, former principal and author of Stink Bomb, and Ricky Robinson Braveheart

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by Marie Sontag
Trade Paperback - 5.5 x 8.5 x .5
108 Pages
Fiction / Middle Grade Historical  (Ages 10 to 14)
ANCIENT ELEMENTS Series (1 of 3)
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Price $9.99
Availability In-Stock

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