Jake Atlas and the Tomb of the Emerald Snake

Binding: Paperback

Imprint: Walker Books

Jake Atlas Series

Age 9+

Classic Fiction Thrillers

Jake Atlas - tomb robber, treasure hunter, troublemaker!

When Jake's parents vanish, Jake and his sister team up with shady tomb robbers to find them in the Egyptian desert in this riveting page-turning adventure by award-winning author Rob Lloyd Jones. The Atlas family is in trouble: Jake hides an addiction to stealing; his twin sister, Pan, has to conceal her genius, for fear of bullies. The siblings can't stop fighting – with each other and with their parents, stuffy professors of Ancient History. But Jake's and Pan's lives take a dramatic turn the day they discover the truth about their boring mum and dad. When the family go to Cairo on holiday, and Jake and Pan's parents mysteriously vanish, it's up to the twins to find them. They team up with shady tomb robbers, master high-tech gadgets and locate a lost tomb in this story of a family that finds itself in the deserts of Egypt.


Rob Lloyd Jones never wanted to be a writer when he grew up – he wanted to be Indiana Jones. So he studied Egyptology and archaeology, and went on expeditions to strange places. But all he found were interesting stories, so he decided to write them down. Jake Atlas and the Tomb of the Emerald Snake is his third novel for Walker, although he's written about thirty other books for children, including historical non-fiction and adaptations of such classics as Jekyll and Hyde. Rob lives in East Sussex with his wife and two young sons.


“This is a fast paced adventure with plenty of action and humour that would suit most young teens. Even more appealing is the fact that unlike many books of this type, the children are the ones leading the chase and calling the shots.”

The School Librarian

Hair raising, breathtaking adventure looms throughout this page-turning book.

Magpies Magazine


East Sussex Children’s Book Award
Harringay Children’s Book Award
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