British Museum: Going for Gold (an Ancient Greek Puzzle Mystery)

British Museum: Going for Gold (an Ancient Greek Puzzle Mystery)

By Author / Illustrator

Andy Seed, James Weston Lewis


Mystery & Detective

Age range(s)



Nosy Crow




Paperback / softback




Learn how to read and write ancient Greek in this gripping puzzle mystery story about the ancient Olympics, written by Blue Peter Award-winning author Andy Seed!

When ancient Greek friends Phoebe and Leon discover that a pentathlon athlete is cheating in the Olympic Games, they decide that they must stop him before it's too late. But there are a lot of puzzles to solve along the way, from a mysterious message discovered in the temple to a suspicious conversation at the stadium. Will Phoebe and Leon be able to stop the villain before the winner is crowned? It's a race to the finish line!

With beautifully detailed artwork by James Weston Lewis, fascinating facts about ancient Greece and a fold-out guide at the back of the book which explains how to read and write ancient Greek and contains an easy-to-use Greek dictionary, this is the perfect book for children who love history and hair-raising adventures.

Featuring:  Ancient Greek messages to decode; a Maze;  Logic puzzles;  A page of solutions;  A fold-out dictionary and code-cracking guide.  

Other titles in the series include: British Museum The Curse of the Tomb Robbers, an Ancient Egyptian Puzzle Mystery (winner of the 2022 Creative Play Book Award) and British Museum The Plot Against the Emperor, an Ancient Roman Puzzle Mystery.



Andy Seed has partnered again with the experts at the British Museum to create this wonderful book to immerse children in the wonders of the Olympics. Perfectly timed, with the Paris Olympics just around the corner this is certain to be a hit with children of all ages.

Andy has included Greek words, messages, maps and puzzles alongside fascinating facts to ensure that readers of all ages will want to read from cover to cover. Every time I have read this book I have learnt something or seen something new.

This is a book to come back to over and over again. The fold out section is jam packed with information. Children will have great fun trying to write in Greek and use Greek numbers and phrases. Such a brilliant book to introduce Ancient Greeks and the Olympics.

48 pages / Reviewed by Amanda Shipton, teacher

Suggested Reading Age 5+


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