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Rick Riordan

The Red Pyramid

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2010

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Introduction

The Red Pyramid

  • Genre: Fiction; middle grade fantasy adventure
  • Originally Published: 2010
  • Reading Level/Interest: Lexile 650L; grades 5-9
  • Structure/Length: 41 chapters; approximately 544 pages; approximately 14 hours, 32 minutes on audio
  • Protagonist/Central Conflict: The novel follows siblings Carter and Sadie Kane, who discover that they are descendants of ancient Egyptian pharaohs and have magical powers. When their father accidentally releases the Egyptian god Set, the central conflict involves their journey across the globe to stop Set from causing chaos and destruction.
  • Potential Sensitivity Issues: Mythological violence and conflict; themes of loss and separation from family; danger and peril; racism

Rick Riordan, Author

  • Bio: Born 1964; American author known for writing fantasy and adventure novels for middle-grade readers; former middle school teacher; his work often incorporates mythology, creating modern stories with ancient mythological elements.
  • Other Works: Percy Jackson & the Olympians series (2005-2009); The Heroes of Olympus series (2010-2014); Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard series (2015-2017)
  • Awards: School Library Journal’s Best Book (2010); Children's Choice Book Awards: Author of the Year (2011)

CENTRAL THEMES connected and noted throughout this Teaching Unit:

  • People Fear Things That Are Different
  • People Are More Than One Thing
  • The Flexibility of Family Structure

STUDY OBJECTIVES: In accomplishing the components of this Unit, students will:

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