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Publisher's Summary

When 12-year-old twins John and Philippa get their wisdom teeth, they suddenly have the power to grant wishes and make things disappear. They are genies! Quickly, they learn to control their powers just before they embark on a dangerous quest that will take them into the tomb of an ancient pharaoh. Along the way, the must confront Iblis, the most evil genie in the universe! This fast-paced and funny fantasy is the first children's novel from critically acclaimed thriller writer P.B. Kerr.
©2004 Phillip B. Kerr; (P)2004 Recorded Books, LLC
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"British thriller-writer Kerr puts an ingenious spin on the enchanted-lamp theme.¿" (Booklist)
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By Holly on 06-28-08

Wonderful!

My children and I listened to this as well as the other two books on a long road trip. We couldn't wait to get started each day to hear more of the book. "Can we turn on John and Phillipa yet?!" is what I would hear every time we returned to the car. Some of the references were over the head of my 8 year old, but he still greatly enjoyed them and has actually asked to start them all over again right away. My 12 yo and I laughed hysterically over many of the references to customs and legends that "mundanes" have misinterpretted from Djinn. Plenty of humor even for adults. Some 'scary' parts, but not too long or too intense.

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By Word Nerd on 08-17-09

Fun and Satisfying

I've seen this title on the shelves for years, but I always had so many others to read. In looking for an audible (sometimes I want someone else to read to me), I stumbled across the Children of the Lamp series again. I downloaded this first one and was delighted. It had just enough adventure, history, mystery, and fantasy to satisfy my literary appetite. Ron Keith did an awesome job of narrating. He has a whimsical style to his reading that made even the most mundane sentences fun to hear. I look forward to listening to the next book of the series.

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