Marcy and the Riddle of the Sphinx by Joe Todd-Stanton

Marcy and the Riddle of the Sphinx

Second book in the Brownstone's Mythical CollectionWhen Marcy's adventurer father, Arthur, disappears in Egypt, she reluctantly sets off in his footsteps. She soon finds herself standing before the great Sphinx and must answer its riddle before she can enter and find Arthur, who is trapped inside. Her only option is to ask the Egyptian gods for help, but in the end it is up to Marcy to complete the final task. Can she overcome her deepest fears a...

Details Marcy and the Riddle of the Sphinx

TitleMarcy and the Riddle of the Sphinx
Release DateOct 12th, 2017
PublisherFlying Eye Books
GenreChildrens, Picture Books, Sequential Art, Graphic Novels, Fantasy, Adventure, Mythology

Reviews Marcy and the Riddle of the Sphinx

  • Jasmine from How Useful It Is
    I started reading Marcy and the Riddle of the Sphinx from The Brownstone’s Mythical Collection for my 7 year old son as story time on 11/18/18 and finished it that same day. This book is an excellent read! I love this story right from the first page because Marcy’s dad is an unlikely hero. She doesn’t believe her father’s adventures to be true because he looks old and frail. I like that her dad brings her on an adventure to give her an op...
  • Rachel Reads Ravenously
    3.5It was cute!
  • Mollyvknize
    Roztomilost! :)
  • Tatyana Naumova
    Это уже не комикс, а книжка с картинками(
  • Marky
    Krásné, roztomilé, poučné, výchovné :)5/5* Recenzi najdete na blogu zde.
  • Eleazar Herrera
    Perfecto para peques y mayores porque ellos aprenden mitología e inglés mientras a los adultos se nos cae la baba de lo bonito que es el cuento.
  • Petr Čapek
  • ⠀annie⠀✧*ೃ༄
    this just came through the drop and after looking at the pages i had to read it. it reminds me of a comic with the way the picture and text are laid out. this is truly a beautiful story of a child overcoming their fears. wow. i’m in awe. so cute.
  • Jason
    I'm still on the fence about this series, but this one did expand the world in which the story takes place. I'm interested...
  • Kyra Leseberg (Roots & Reads)
    Such a fun follow up to Arthur and the Golden Rope! Arthur has grown up, married, and become a father while still managing to be an avid adventurer. He notices that his daughter Marcy is hesitant to explore the world, so he sets off mysteriously to obtain a book in Egypt for her. Marcy believes Arthur is in danger and reluctantly traces his path all the way to the Sphinx where she must answer a riddle to rescue her dad who is trapped inside.An ad...
  • Jenna
    Adorable illustrations again and it was definitely fun to visit the Egyptian Gods. Despite the title of the book, it really isn’t focusing all on the Sphinx and instead on the relationship between Marcy and her father Arthur and Marcy’s own fear of the unknown.
  • Kirsty Cabot
    Fantastic! Great illustrations, exciting story, and a brill female leads.
  • Holka z Moravy
    Ten příběh byl divné, ale děcka to asi nepoznají. 😅 Nicméně čemu dávám 4* jsou ilustrace, ty jsou překrásné!
  • Hannah
    Felt like this followed the formula of the first book a little too closely, and would have liked to see something as new as the first book.
  • Daisy
    Quality Rating: Three StarsEnjoyment Rating: Four StarsAgain, beautifully illustrated and lovingly conceptualised, this book makes a little fairytale from another set of myths. It is again a little lacking in plot and tension, and definitely follows the formula of the first book to a T, but is enjoyable and well-suited to young readers regardless.
  • Edward Sullivan
    Marcy helps rescue her adventurer father from the Sphinx, meeting ancient gods of Egypt along the way.
  • Suzanne
    Marcy's father Arthur is a famous adventurer (see Arthur and the Golden Rope for details of one of his many outings). Marcy loves to hear his stories, even though she doesn't believe they are true. When her father sets off for Egypt to find Thoth's book of knowledge, Marcy is convinced he needs help. After all, she thinks, "Her father had trouble just bending over when he dropped his glasses." Marcy journeys to the Great Sphinx to rescue Arthur, ...
  • Becky B
    Marcy's father tells her grand tales of his adventures before she was born, but she feels too skeptical and scared to be an adventurer like him. That is until her father disappears looking for a book inside the sphinx to help her conquer her fear of the dark. When days pass and he doesn't return, Marcy knows she must conquer her fears and go help save her father.Marcy has quite the adventure meeting the several Egyptian gods and mythical creature...
  • Sarah
    I love this author / illustrator's style! His books have this air of mystery that is enchanting. I would recommend this to the type of kid who is fascinated by things that are strange and slightly dark. Marcy is the daughter of an adventurer, but fears his stories of his escapades. Then comes a time that she fears more for her father than anything else she might face. Will she conquer her fear and remember his stories enough to bring her father h...
  • Emily
    This was such a great adventure, with a really awesome art style. All of the illustrations were so intricate, there's a lot to discover by searching the pictures. I loved the inclusion of Egyptian gods as characters with personalities in the story. The story had some great messages about telling the truth and facing your fears.I wish the human characters had been Egyptian instead of Icelandic, but I understand that this is the second in a series ...
  • Christina Reid
    Have yet to read the first book in this series, but picked this up to read to my class as we have been studying the Ancient Egyptians. They loved it! It is a work of art in book form, although would perhaps have better to read and interpret with a single child, rather than reading to a whole class, as some of the main bits if action are only described in the pictures. Beautiful book so I will be looking out for Book 1 and excited to read further ...
  • Becky
    Rather underwhelming. The illustration style is super appealing, but the story was flat. There wasn't really a build up to a climax or an exciting climax. Marcy having to brave the scary staircase, giant beetle, alligator, and a mummy was only expressed through pictures and didn't make it seem like she was overcoming anything. She had the eye... how was continuing to be in the light helping her be comfortable in the dark? The one sentence sum up ...
  • Brianna
    More like 3.5. GAH! These illustrations are so, so beautiful and sweet. I would have devoured this in like 5th grade when I was convinced I was going to be an Egyptologist. A fun but simple intro to ancient Egyptian mythology with a good message at the end. However, it is the same white explorer narrative that feels a little tired at this point. Still sweet and a good quick read.
  • Tara Alyssa
    Very cute graphic novel. It’s suitable for third-fourth graders. I love the pictures. The text is easy to read. I also love the message of conquering fear. I also liked the elements of mythology in there. I personally want to read more of Marcy’s adventures. She’s a pretty smart girl and a good fictional role model.
  • Christina
    Marcy and the Riddle of the Sphinx is a charming graphic novel about children facing their fears. The characters are lovable, the plot is engaging, and the story contains lots of interesting Egyptian lore, as well as many detailed and colorful illustrations. I look forward to sharing this book with my nephews, but I would gladly buy it for myself.
  • Francis S. Poesy
    I just love the illustrations and the kind of panel-less panels of action where the main character traverses across the page. Combined with the fun adventure story and the inner growth story of the main character, this deserves all five stars
  • Richard
    Fun story and wonderful art! I think I would have loved this as a kid and really enjoy it now.
  • Laura
    my kids love this author - these books full of imagination and adventure.
  • Amanda
    This was very imaginative and magical and fun. The art work was amazing and reminded me a lot of Luke Pearson's Hilda, which makes sense since it's the same publisher. Really, really liked.
  • Kelly Carey
    This almost had a graphic novel quality to it -