Twelve-year-old AZ dreams of becoming the world s greatest explorer. Instead, he's stuck in summer school with just Odd Uncle Arthur for company.
Little does AZ know that this summer will be his most thrilling--and dangerous--adventure yet. After a time-traveling mishap, AZ finds himself in Ophir, a lost city full of wonder, secrets . . . and cursed tombs.
AZ must rely on his new friends and his gut to get him home. But first, he must summon the courage to guard magic artifacts from a repulsive villain. Will blood-thirsty crocodiles, turbulent rapids, and a stomach-churning feast stand in his way? Or does he have what it takes to join the Alliance of World Explorers?
Well-known for his hit show Bizarre Foods on Travel Channel, Andrew Zimmern is a four-time James Beard award-winning television personality, chef, entrepreneur, teacher, and author, who is regarded as one of the most knowledgeable and versatile personalities in the food world.
This is Andrew’s first work of fiction for young readers and it delivers a mix of action, suspense, fascinating facts, and culinary curiosities that middle graders, boys and girls ages 10 to ‘tween, will gobble up. When not traveling the world and sampling unusual dishes, Andrew lives in Minneapolis, MN. He dedicates the book to his young son, Noah, along with all “the brave, adventurous, smart, and funny children of the world.”
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