ISBN 9780143330462,Atisa and the Seven Wonders

Atisa and the Seven Wonders


Anu Kumar


Puffin Books



Puffin Books

Publication Year 2008

ISBN 9780143330462

ISBN-10 0143330462


Number of Pages 152 Pages
Language (English)
A strange man crash-landing his even stranger flying machine into Atisa's home opens a world full of wonders for the fourteen-year-old boy... Atisa is waiting for his intrepid mother Gaea to get back from her undersea investigation of a labyrinth when a stranger and his flying machine crash down near his father Gesar's flying school. While tinkering with the old contraption, Atisa takes off into the air unexpectedly, and thus begins his daring and incredible journey to the seven wonders of the world--the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Statue of Zeus at Olympia , the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, the Mausoleum of Maussollos, the Colossus of Rhodes and the Lighthouse of Alexandria. Witness to the building of these amazing structures and their colourful history, Atisa is convinced that he is following the footsteps of Daedalus, the mythical Greek artist, inventor and master craftsman who was imprisoned in a labyrinth along with his son Icarus. In his bid to escape, Daedalus had built wings for both of them. Icarus had always been thought to have drowned at sea, but Atisa comes across quite a different and exciting story... Full of thrills, chills and spills, Atisa and the Seven Wonders weaves fact and fiction to take you on an action-packed, imaginative and informative exploration of the seven wonders of the ancient world.