Ancient Gods, a cursed Librarian and a battle to save their souls. How hard could the first day of school really be? Welcome to Nomed Academy! An epic adventure for three unsuspecting year seven students as they embark on their first day of school. One they will never forget. But can they really defeat an ancient Egyptian God with nothing but revenge on his mind?
Wow! This is a fast paced, action packed joy of a book that should be read by every year six pupil to alleviate new school fears. Relatable characters and wonderful twists. Just the right length to be accessible to every reader. Every primary school needs a copy of this!
This is such a fun, fast-paced adventure with a wonderful cast of characters and bags of wit and warmth. The story and illustrations work together perfectly. On top of that, all profits go to a brilliant cause. A fab read for children who quickly lose interest in books and have trouble staying engaged. Highly recommended.
Starting secondary school is nerve wracking enough without being late, but that’s exactly what happens on Nora, Stef and Jacob’s first day at Nomed Academy. The three children find themselves stood outside the assembly hall staring at a room full of statuesque students and their Headteacher, who looks nowhere near as friendly as he did when they came to visit the school back in Year 6.
As they realise it’s not just detention they need to avoid, they begin a daring adventure to solve ancient mysteries and break the curse that threatens the life of everyone at Nomed Academy. Can three strangers learn to trust in themselves and each other, before it’s too late?
B.B. Taylor has done a wonderful job of bringing The Whizz Writers (from Four Dwellings Academy) idea to life, creating a fabulously fun, fast-paced adventure that entrances from the very first page. It’s Goonies meets The Mummy, as Nora, Stef and Jacob discover that friendship and self-belief are what they need to survive, and flourish, in a secondary school where Ancient Egyptian curses and monsters threaten to end their time at Nomed Academy before it’s really started.
Their nerves at starting secondary are something every child (and adult) reading will understand and empathise with. As their adventure continues, we learn more about their hopes, fears and talents, and that new friendships can be found around every corner.
Holly Bushnell’s illustrations bring the characters to life, adding an extra layer of depth and humour to the book.
And, I definitely want to visit the library at Nomed Academy – sounds like a place I’d feel right at home in!
You can find out all about the project to raise money and awareness for the amazing and vital work that Partnership for Children do in supporting positive mental health in children around the world, and the people who brought Curse Of The Nomed to our bookshelves at lookatourbook dot co dot uk. All profits from this brilliant book will go to fund this small but mighty charity!
A magical story set on the first day in high school, where all is not what it seems. Four new friends find themselves in the middle of a spell-bound assembly, they need to work together to save their new school from the darkness that's creeping in. Can they conquer the evil Egyptian god that has taken over their headmaster and worked his dark magic on all the pupils? With the Keeper of Books, the House of Life and so many fantastic elements to this story, you'll not want to put it down.
Delighted to hear that this book was written in conjunction with pupils of Four Dwellings Academy to raise funds for Partnership for Children. Wonderfully illustrated by the amazing Holly Bushnell and cleverly constructed with the help of the pupils under the guidance and brilliance of the very talented BB Taylor. Special thanks to Wesleyan Assurance Society for funding the production of this book.