The Akhenaten Adventure

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
The Akhenaten Adventure
The Akhenaten Adventure.jpg
First edition
Author P.B. Kerr
Cover artist Petar Meseldžija
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Series Children of the Lamp
Genre Fantasy
Publisher Orchard Books/Scholastic
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages 355 pp
ISBN 0-439-67019-5
OCLC 55000688
LC Class PZ7.K46843 Ak 2004
Followed by The Blue Djinn of Babylon

The Akhenaten Adventure is a novel by the Scottish writer P.B. Kerr. It is the first book of the Children of the Lamp series. It tells the story of John and Philippa Gaunt and their adventures when they find that they are djinn, or mystical genies. The book was on the New York Times Best Seller list for children's books and received generally favorable reviews. The novel's sequel is The Blue Djinn of Babylon, the second book in the seven part series.


John and Philippa Gaunt are two young children that live an upper class life in New York City, New York. Their uncle Nimrod appears to them in a dream and tells them about their magical powers as djinn. They are then sent to spend the summer with him, where he teaches them how to use their powers.

Nimrod, John, and Philippa encounter various adventures while trying to discover where the Seventy Lost Djinn of Akhenaten are hidden. After travelling around the world looking for clues, the book concludes with a battle in the British Museum, where the children must free their uncle by taking a trip to the North Pole.