Adventure book for children treasure hunt Cambridge days out
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I loved reading 'The Riddle of the White Sphinx and am a huge admirer of the Hidden Tales literacy project. What a wonderful way to discover the magic of stories and reading.

Michael Morpurgo

Hidden Tales is a wonderfully imaginative way to get kids (and their grown-ups) excited about museums.

Mary Beard

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There are many stockists in Cambridge including:

All museum gift shops

Heffers, CUP Bookshop, Waterstones, Great St Mary's gift shop,   Tourist Information Centre Shop and David's Bookshop

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A mysterious voice, a secret world, a thrilling quest…

When Nina and Leo step through the doors of a Cambridge museum, they stumble upon a centuries-old game of cat and mouse being played between The Hidden and the sinister Keeper of Secrets. At stake is the fate of a secret world, accessible through seven portals scattered throughout the city. Can you help the children on this daunting quest to discover The Keeper’s secret and rescue The Hidden?


Riddle of the White Sphinx is the first book in The Hidden Tales, an exciting new fantasy series set in museums around the UK, where readers follow clues, decipher codes and hunt for a secret artefact hidden somewhere in their city. If you ever wanted to take part in a real-life treasure hunt, this is your chance. But be warned…


…you may never visit a museum the same way again!

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Exciting, intriguing and challenging, Riddle of the White Sphinx has all the ingredients of a first-rate treasure hunt both within the pages of the book and beyond

Helen Moss, author of Adventure Island 

A brilliant combination of fictional puzzle and real-life quest for children to enjoy

Piers Torday, author of The Last Wild

A wonderful idea

Katherine Rundell, author of Rooftoppers

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If you'd like to learn more about the Hidden Tales and future events

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