Malayna Evans - "Jagger Jones and the Mummy's Ankh" - Rosaria Munda

Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Event Presenter/Author: 
Malayna Evans

Malayna Evans discusses Jagger Jones and the Mummy's Ankh. She will be joined in conversation by Rosaria Munda. A Q&A and signing will follow the discussion.

At 57th Street Books

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About the book: Jagger Jones is a whiz kid from Chicago's South Side. Ask him anything about Ancient Egypt, and Jagger can fill hours describing all that he knows. But when he and his precocious little sister Aria fall more than three thousand years back in time to the court of Amarna, Egypt, Jagger discovers a truth that rocks his world: books don’t teach you everything there is to know. Mummies, pyramids, and cool hieroglyphics make awesome movie props, but the ancient court of Amarna is full of over-sized scorpions, magical amulets, and evil deities determined to scare unwanted visitors away. If Jagger and Aria are to return safely home, they must find nine soul-infested gemstones, defeat an evil general, save the royal family, and figure out how to rescue themselves! Armed only with Jagger’s knowledge of history and a few modern objects mined from his pockets and Aria’s sparkly purse, the siblings have exactly one week to solve supernatural riddles and rescue the royal family. If they can pull it off, Jagger Jones just might return to Chicago a hero.

About the author: Malayna Evans was raised in the mountains of Utah and spent her early hears hiking, reading science fiction, and finding trouble in her small town. She earned her Ph.D. in ancient Egyptian history at the University of Chicago and has used her education to craft a story featuring two South Side kids, loosely based on her own children, on an adventure in ancient Egypt. Jagger Jones and the Mummy's Ankh is book one in a three book series. Malayna lives in Oak Park with her two kids, a rescue dog, and a hamster.

About the interlocutor: Rosaria Munda grew up in rural North Carolina, where she climbed trees, read Harry Potter fanfiction, and taught herself Latin. She studied political theory at Princeton and lives in Chicago with her husband and cat. Her debut young adult fantasy novel, Fireborne, will be released by G. P. Putnam’s Sons in October 2019. 

Event Location: 
57th Street Books
1301 E 57th Street
Chicago, IL 60637