Daughters of the Lamp

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Percy Jackson meets Arabian fairy tales in this stunning middle grade fantasy debut about a girl who becomes the guardian of Ali Baba’s legendary treasure.

Believe in fairy tales.

Sahara Rashad lives by logic. Loves science. And always has a plan. Except her dad just whisked her away to her uncle’s wedding in Egypt, upending every single plan she had for the summer.

In Cairo, Sahara’s days are filled with family—and mystery. First, Sahara’s cousins claim the pretentious bride-to-be is actually a witch. Then her late mother’s necklace starts glowing—and disappears.

Sahara’s attempts to recover the necklace lead her to the greatest mystery yet. Deep in an underground chamber lies Ali Baba’s magical treasure. Hidden from a line of sorcerers who threatened to use its powers for evil, the treasure was given to Sahara’s ancestor Morgana for safekeeping and passed down from mother to daughter for generations. Now only Sahara stands in the sorcerers’ way.

Can the girl who’s never believed in magic trust the unknown and claim her legacy as the treasure’s keeper?

Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection

Kids’ Indies Next List March/April 2024 & Indies Introduce Winter/Spring 2024 Featured Title

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“Lewers’ debut is a magical tale of what happens when a logical science-minded kid encounters things she can’t explain. Mysterious glowing jewelry, a questionable bride, and a magical chamber of hidden treasure will open her mind to things she never thought possible. This was an adorable book full of family love and Arabian traditions!”

—Andi Richardson, Fountain Bookstore, Richmond, VA

Trade Reviews:

“An engaging fantasy inspired by a classic tale that’s guaranteed to leave readers eager for more.”
Kirkus Starred Review

“Lewers blends culture, fairy tales, and mystery into a memorable story that will resonate with fans of Percy Jackson … Highly recommended, this book encapsulates unique characters, mystery, and fairy tales in a novel that readers will devour.
School Library Journal Starred Review

“… a fulfilling, atmospheric story in which Lewers draws on Arabian myth and Egyptian culture to weave a fast-paced magical tale of family, destiny, and belonging.”
Publishers Weekly

A memorable adventure that’s as exciting as it is insightful.”

Praise for Daughters of the Lamp

“Gorgeously vivid and endlessly exciting, Daughters of the Lamp brims with magic, emotion, and the importance of family.”

“Witty, wondrous, and a mesmerizing glimpse into the magic that’s always hidden in the mundane.”

“Daughters of the Lamp triumphs as an action-packed journey across oceans and centuries. I couldn’t put down Lewers’s electrifying debut!”