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Issue Details: First known date: 1991... 1991 Cairo Jim
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y separately published work icon Cairo Jim on the Trail to Chacha Muchos : An Epic Tale of Rhythm Geoffrey McSkimming , Sydney : Hodder and Stoughton , 1992 Z793735 1992 single work children's fiction children's adventure humour ' Legend has it that somewhere in Peru, atop a towering, jungle-covered mountain, stand the ruins of ChaCha Muchos, the Lost City of Dancers. What happened there nearly five hundred years ago remains a mystery. Who were these people? And why, in the end, did the entire tribe dance itself into extinction? When that well-known archaeologist and little-known poet, Cairo Jim, sets out to solve the mystery, he doesn't know that he is not the only one on the trail to ChaCha Muchos.' (Libraries Australia record).
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y separately published work icon Cairo Jim and Doris in Search of Martenarten : A Tale of Archaeology, Adventure and Astonishment Geoffrey McSkimming , Sydney : Hodder and Stoughton , 1991 Z837285 1991 single work children's fiction children's adventure humour ' Far away in Upper Egypt, in a place known as the Valley of the Kings, that well-known archaeologist and little-known poet, Cairo Jim (assisted by Doris the macaw and Brenda the Wonder Camel) is searching for the lost tomb of Pharaoh Martenarten, Worshipper of the Moon and King of Ancient Egypt. But somebody of great deviousness, treachery and manicured evil wants what they are after. And he will stop at nothing to claim it for his own.' (Libraries Australia record).
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y separately published work icon After the Puce Empress : A Jocelyn Osgood Adventure Jocelyn Osgood - After the Puce Empress Geoffrey McSkimming , Sydney : Hodder and Stoughton , 1993 Z796491 1993 single work novel young adult adventure 'While on a stormbound flight to Shanghai, a mysterious old man from Manchuria thrusts a strange object into the hand of Jocelyn Osgood, the well-known flight attendant with Valkyrian Airways. The old man inexplicably disappears in mid-flight, leaving Jocelyn with a clue to the whereabouts of a priceless treasure from Chinese antiquity - one that holds the very secret to pure magic ...'

'With advice from Cairo Jim, Jocelyn and her friend Joan Twilight embark upon the search for the Puce Empress, a search which takes them to China's mountainous and uncertain south.

'But Gordon Slenderhead, that renowned prestidigitator, is also after the Puce Empress, and his devious desire is all-consuming...' (Source: back cover).
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y separately published work icon Cairo Jim and the Sunken Sarcophagus of Sekheret : A Tale of Mayhem, Mystery and Moisture Geoffrey McSkimming , Rydalmere : Hodder and Stoughton , 1994 Z834067 1994 single work children's fiction children's adventure ' When the manicured evil genius, Captune Neptune F. Bone, disappears in the Red Sea while diving for a lost sarcophagus, that well-known archaeologist and little-known poet, Cairo Jim, is called in to try and help find him in the dark and watery depths ..." -- back cover.' (Libraries Australia record).
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y separately published work icon Xylophones Above Zarundi : A Chaotic Tale of Melody Jocelyn Osgood and the Xylophones above Zarundi Geoffrey McSkimming , Sydney : Hodder Headline Australia , 1995 Z833141 1995 single work children's fiction children's adventure

'A Jocelyn Osgood and Cairo Jim adventure

'While on a stopover in the mysterious African country of Zarundi, Jocelyn Osgood - that well-known Valkyrian Airways Flight Attendant and "good friend" of Cairo Jim - becomes unwittingly embroiled in the theft of a priceless royal tiara. She and her companions find themselves thrown into a world of subtle chaos which carries them across an intriguing and colourful landscape as they try desperately to locate the stolen regalia and two renegade Tropical Xylophonists . . .'(Publication summary)

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y separately published work icon Cairo Jim and the Alabastron of Forgotten Gods : A Tale of Disposable Despicableness Geoffrey McSkimming , Sydney : Hodder and Stoughton , 1996 Z918066 1996 single work children's fiction children's adventure humour 'When an ancient alabastron is stolen from the Greek Archaeological Museum, only one man can help - Cairo Jim! The seemingly ordinary vase is home to a potent force that must not be allowed to escape, and when the treacherous Captain Bone gets his manicured fingers on the alabastron, Jim fears the darkest consequences for all mankind' (Source: Google books).
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y separately published work icon Cairo Jim and the Quest for the Quetzal Queen : a Mayan tale of marvels Geoffrey McSkimming , Sydney : Hodder Headline , 1997 Z834490 1997 single work children's fiction children's adventure mystery " Strange paintings have come to light in ancient Mexican pyramids and temples. Is the mysterious painted woman the actual Quetzal Queen? Did she really reign for almost 800 years? What has the sudden disappearance of Fifi Glusac (the famous contortionist and harmonica player) got to do with it? Cairo Jim, that well-known archaeologist and little-known poet, ... finds himself faced with another flabbergasting mystery from times past " -- back cover.' (Libraries Australia record).
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y separately published work icon Ascent into Asgard Jocelyn Osgood in Ascent into Asgard Geoffrey McSkimming , Sydney : Hodder Headline , 1998 Z834100 1998 single work children's fiction children's humour adventure
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y separately published work icon Cairo Jim and the Secret Sepulchre of the Sphinx : A Tale of Incalculable Inversion Geoffrey McSkimming , Rydalmere : Hodder Headline Australia , 1997 Z835384 1997 single work children's fiction children's adventure 'When that well-known archaeologist and little-known poet, Cairo Jim, and his friends Doris the Macaw, Brenda the Wonder Camel and Jocelyn Osgood make the "find of the century," a new enemy on the scene sets out to discredit Jim and destroy his hard-won reputation... ' (Source: bookseller's website).
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y separately published work icon Cairo Jim Amidst the Petticoats of Artemis : A Turkish Tale of Treachery Geoffrey McSkimming , Sydney : Hodder Headline , 1997 Z835543 1997 single work children's fiction children's adventure humour "In the ruins of the ancient city of Ephesus, an astonishing relic has been unearthed! What connection to the bygone goddess Artemis does this relic hold? What astonishing powers could be unleashed if it were to fall into the wrong, evil and manicured hands? ... " (Libraries Australia record).
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y separately published work icon Cairo Jim and the Lagoon of Tidal Magnificence : A Sumatran Tale of Splendour Geoffrey McSkimming , Rydalmere : Hodder Headline , 2000 Z668729 2000 single work children's fiction children's adventure 'Cairo Jim and his friends must travel to Italy to try to find the stolen Bauble of Tiberius and thus save Rome from its sudden surge of absent-mindedness.' (Libraries Australia record).
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y separately published work icon Cairo Jim and the Tyrannical Bauble of Tiberius : A Tale of Ancient Atrocity Geoffrey McSkimming , Sydney : Hodder Headline Australia , 2001 Z918049 2001 single work children's fiction children's adventure humour 'Cairo Jim and his friends must travel to Italy to try to find the stolen Bauble of Tiberius and thus save Rome from its sudden surge of absent-mindedness.' (Libraries Australia record).
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y separately published work icon Cairo Jim and the Chaos from Crete : A Tale of Underground Uncertainty Geoffrey McSkimming , Sydney : Hodder Headline , 2002 Z1005084 2002 single work children's fiction children's adventure ' Strange, toxic gases are spreading through the ruins of the ancient Palace of Knossos in Crete, forcing tourists and visitors to abandon the site. Where are these gases coming from? Who is the rambunctious man in gas mask and rubber suit who appears amid these foul odours? And what extraordinary secret lies beneath the ruins of Knossos - a secret that many have believed was, until now, a mere myth? Cairo Jim (that well-known archaeologist and little-known poet) and his friends uncover one of the grossest distortions of history in this, the 13th suspenseful and startling mystery of history in the Cairo Jim chronicles.' (Libraries Australia record).
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y separately published work icon Cairo Jim and the Rorting of Rameses' Regalia : An Alarming Tale of Alchemy Geoffrey McSkimming , Sydney : Hodder and Stoughton , 2003 7066021 2003 single work children's fiction children's adventure
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y separately published work icon Cairo Jim and Jocelyn Osgood in Bedlam from Bollywood : An Indian Tale of Incredulity Geoffrey McSkimming , Sydney : Hodder Children's Books , 2004 Z1155324 2004 single work children's fiction children's adventure Cairo Jim and his friends become embroiled in the shooting of an Indian film.
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y separately published work icon Cairo Jim and the Sumptuous Stash of Silenus : A Tale of Gold, Greed and Gruesomeness Geoffrey McSkimming , Sydney : Hachette Children's Books Australia , 2005 7066105 2005 single work children's fiction children's adventure 'In this 16th title, Cairo Jim and his friends set out to stop Captain Neptune F. Bone in his greedy pursuit to dominate the world's total gold resources and save King Midas's daughter.

''Cairo Jim And The Sumptuous Stash Of Silenus' is a tale of gold, greed and gruesomeness set in Egypt, Greece and Turkey. Captain Neptune F Bone and his raven Desdemona stumble across Silenus in an olive grove in Greece. Legend has it that Silenus, half goat and half man, is the one who granted King Midas his power to turn anything he touches into solid gold. A plan immediately forms in Bone's greedy mind to procure the services of Silenus to help transform him into the wealthiest man alive.' (Publication summary)
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y separately published work icon Cairo Jim at the Crossroads of Orpheus Geoffrey McSkimming , Sydney : Hachette Children's Books Australia , 2006 Z1339141 2006 single work children's fiction children's adventure
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y separately published work icon Cairo Jim and the Astragals of Angkor Geoffrey McSkimming , Sydney : Hachette Livre Australia , 2007 Z1434985 2007 single work children's fiction children's adventure

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Works about this Work

Friday Essay: Feminist Medusas and Outback Minotaurs – Why Myth Is Big in Children’s Books Elizabeth Hale , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Conversation , 3 June 2016;

'... Monsters from classical myth have been lurking in the gullies of Western literature for a long time – in retellings and adaptations, and acting as symbols and metaphors for aspects of the human experience.'

'They’ve been surfacing recently in fantasy for children and young adults. Imaginary Medusas, realistically drawn Minotaurs, as well as a multitude of many-headed Scyllas, Hydras and Cerberuses: they all appear in Australian children’s and YA fiction. ...'

Borrowing Mythology Foz Meadows , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Magpies :Talking About Books for Children , July vol. 25 no. 3 2010; (p. 16-16-18)
Cairo Jim's Mysteries of the Mitchell 2009 single work column
— Appears in: SL : State Library of New South Wales Magazine , August vol. 2 no. 2 2009; (p. 29)
Cairo Jim Susan McLaine , 2001 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , November vol. 45 no. 4 2001; (p. 16)
A Knack for Solving the Mysteries of History Stephen Matthews , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: Canberra Sunday Times , 28 October 2001; (p. 60)
Cairo Jim Susan McLaine , 2001 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , November vol. 45 no. 4 2001; (p. 16)
Borrowing Mythology Foz Meadows , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Magpies :Talking About Books for Children , July vol. 25 no. 3 2010; (p. 16-16-18)
Cairo Jim's Mysteries of the Mitchell 2009 single work column
— Appears in: SL : State Library of New South Wales Magazine , August vol. 2 no. 2 2009; (p. 29)
A Knack for Solving the Mysteries of History Stephen Matthews , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: Canberra Sunday Times , 28 October 2001; (p. 60)
Friday Essay: Feminist Medusas and Outback Minotaurs – Why Myth Is Big in Children’s Books Elizabeth Hale , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Conversation , 3 June 2016;

'... Monsters from classical myth have been lurking in the gullies of Western literature for a long time – in retellings and adaptations, and acting as symbols and metaphors for aspects of the human experience.'

'They’ve been surfacing recently in fantasy for children and young adults. Imaginary Medusas, realistically drawn Minotaurs, as well as a multitude of many-headed Scyllas, Hydras and Cerberuses: they all appear in Australian children’s and YA fiction. ...'

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