Dundurn Press is thrilled to announce that Alisha Sevigny’s first book in the Secrets of the Sands series, The Lost Scroll of the Physician, has been nominated for the 2021/22 Red Cedar Book Awards and the MYRCA 2022 Sundogs Awards. Congratulations, Alisha!
Taking place during Ancient Egypt’s Second Intermediate Period, The Lost Scroll of the Physician follows Sesha, the daughter of the pharaoh’s royal physician, who must find the precious scroll her father was transcribing before his death to save the kingdom and her brother’s life. Praised by Joyce Grant, author of Sliding Home, as an “irresistible, fast-paced adventure”, the novel keeps young readers on the edge of their seats while highlighting one of the most obscure periods of Ancient Egyptian history and girls in STEAM.
The second book in the series, The Desert Prince, released in September 2020, with the final book, The Oracle of Avaris, releasing January 2022.
To find out more about the Red Cedar Book Awards, visit their website here.
To find out more about MYRCA’s 2022 Sundogs, visit their website here.
Alisha Sevigny is the author of The Lost Scroll of the Physician, the first book in the Secrets of the Sands series, and the acclaimed young adult novels Summer Constellations and Kissing Frogs. She lives in Toronto. Read more here.