The Silver Coin
Available: September 19, 2016
Genre: Middle Grade Historical Fiction
Series: Ancient Elements, Book #3
Page Count: 140
In The Silver Coin, book three of the Ancient Elements Series, Sam and Amata face different challenges. Living in different countries each must find the courage to face unjust leaders, choose life over love, and ultimately choose between revenge or forgiveness.
Amata remains in Egypt and finds herself in the middle of a political power struggle. Sam travels from Egypt to Crete, Cyprus, and then Phoenicia in search of his uncle Zim. Both Sam and Amata encounter love interests, but must choose between love and survival as they navigate the dangers of the ancient world. Ultimately, Sam faces the danger of a vengeful father, challenging Sam’s understanding of true love and forgiveness.
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- Sontag's Mediterranean world is a vivid one, and the story makes clear that even thousands of years ago, residents of the region were well traveled and knowledgeable about their realm . . . individuals looking for curriculum-based fiction may find the book a valuable tool.Kirkus Reviews
- Sontag's final book of her Ancient Elements trilogy was an exhilarating conclusion to this Indiana Jones-like journey through the civilizations of the ancient middle eastern kingdoms. Students reading her books will effortlessly be educated, richly enhancing the core curriculum they are learning in their middle school classes.Jean FujikiLibrary Media Clerk, Cupertino, CA
- The Silver Coin is so visual throughout, using conversation to move the characters forward in this third book of Dr. Sontag’s trilogy. My sixth grade students love to read her books!Susan PeersSocial Studies Teacher, San Jose, CA