Ra the Mighty: The Crocodile Caper (Paperback)
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Ancient Egypt's laziest detective must save a missing boy in the latest entry in this Edgar-nominated mystery series about a pampered but lovable royal cat and his wise dung beetle sidekick.
Ra the Mighty is Pharaoh's Cat, Lord of the Powerful Paw. He is NOT Ra the Royal Babysitter. How's a cat supposed to fit in all his snacks and naps when his charges keep getting into mischief?
Ra's new job only gets harder on a voyage up the Nile, leading to a fearsome palace where crocodiles swarm the waters. Then Pharaoh's son disappears. Has he run away? Has he been eaten by crocodiles? Has he been kidnapped, or worse? Ra and his fellow Great Detectives, Khepri and Miu, set out to discover the truth, but the palace is home to many secrets. Can the Great Detectives unravel the mystery, find the missing boy--and make it out alive?
More than 30 wacky illustrations with fun historical details bring this mystery to life, along with a glossary, pronunciation guide, and detailed author's note about ancient Egypt. Don't miss the companion novels: Edgar-nominated Ra the Mighty: Cat Detective, and Ra the Mighty: The Great Tomb Robbery, which was a Junior Library Guild selection.
A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection
About the Author
A. B. Greenfield once had four newborn kittens living in her closet and has loved cats ever since. She is the author of many books, including the Edgar-nominated Ra the Mighty: Cat Detective, and has won a PEN/Albrand Award, the Veolia Prix du Livre Environnement, and a Beacon of Freedom Award. Amy was raised in the United States and studied history at Oxford. She now lives with her family in England. Visit her online at www.amybutlergreenfield.com for Ra the Mighty games and more!
Sarah Horne is an award-winning illustrator. Her children's books include You Get What You Get by Julie Gassman and the Sesame Seade series by Clémentine Beauvais. Her design and advertising clients range from IKEA and Nike to The Sunday Times and Sesame Street. She lives in London. Visit her online at www.sarahhorne.co.uk
"Horne’s elongated, exaggerated black-and-white illustrations perfectly capture the setting and characters’ idiosyncrasies. . . . While keeping the action moving briskly, Greenfield seamlessly provides information about the mores and culture of ancient Egypt. A fun romp with a feline detective."—Kirkus Reviews