Aliya to the Infinite City chapter book and activity pack

Aliya to the Infinite City chapter book and activity pack

Laila Rifaat
  • Includes an exclusive bookmark
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A magical international adventure for kids aged 8+

Middle grade readers will be thrilled by Aliya to the Infinite City by Laila Rifaat, plus they'll have fun with the accompanying activity pack, which we created for Parrot Street Book Club subscribers in March 2024.

With a brave and relatable heroine, a stunning Egyptian setting, history, mystery and adventure, this book has it all! It's the first in a trilogy and we can't wait to see where the story goes next.


At home in Cairo, an unexpected gift arrives for Aliya, promising to grant her greatest wish – to know more about her lost parents.

To her surprise, she’s whisked off by flying carpet to a parallel Egypt, where she’s enrolled at an academy for . . . time-travellers!

But while she’s there, an enemy is watching – a master of forbidden magic. If they can unlock Aliya’s inherited talent, they can change history forever . . .

Laila Rifaat moved to Egypt in her twenties to explore her father’s native country. She fell in love with the country and has lived in Cairo for over twenty years now. It remains a main source of inspiration for her stories. She has an MA in English and Comparative Literature and has worked as an ESL and IGCSE teacher. Nowadays she’s a stay-at-home mum to her four kids.

The activity pack includes book club-style questions to ponder and a recipe for delicious sweet bread rolls. You'll also make and play backgammon, solve our hieroglyphics codebreaker and design a flying carpet, alongside jokes, facts and further reading recommendations.

Activity packs are a handy A5 size and printed on uncoated paper which is fully recyclable.

We dispatch orders Monday - Friday.

  • Standard UK Royal Mail delivery £2.99 (free on bookshop orders over £25)
  • UK Express delivery also available from £5.50
  • International shipping available to select destinations (calculated at checkout according to weight)

Our packs are wrapped in a simple paper sleeve and sent out in a cardboard book wrap – we would be so grateful if you could recycle both.

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We don't include any paperwork in our parcels so you can send our book gifts directly to the recipient with confidence.

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This pack is also available as part of a gift set:

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We are a monthly book subscription by post for children aged 5 to 14, focused on helping families discover new and different chapter books.

This title was sent to subscribers in the Cockatoo reading group, aged roughly 8 to 12.

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