A detective in the wild.
Precious Ramotswe gets a very special treat. She gets a trip to visit her Aunty Bee at a safari camp. On her first day in camp, a new lion arrives. But this is no average lion: Teddy is an actor-lion who came with a film crew. When Teddy escapes, Precious and her resourceful new friend Khumo decide to use their detective skills to help track him. They will brave the wilds of the bushand its hippos and crocodilesas they try to find where Teddy has gone.
With a Reader's Guide and a Special Recipe
Alexander McCall Smith is the author of the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series, the Isabel Dalhousie series, the Portuguese Irregular Verbs series, the 44 Scotland Street series, and the Corduroy Mansions series. He was born in what is now known as Zimbabwe and lives in Scotland, where in his spare time he is a bassoonist in the RTO (Really Terrible Orchestra).
"Precious keen sense of right and wrong will inspire readers; her powers of observation may inspire budding detectives. . . . The straightforward plot, easy vocabulary and compelling setting make this a perfect step up from early chapter books. That McCall Smith brings a great sense of fun to his prose heightens the appeal."
Praise for The Mystery of Meerkat Hill
"Written with the ease of a consummate storyteller, while Iain McIntoshs woodcuts . . . handsomely depict the terrain, people and animal life of Botswana."
"A marvelous chapter book ideal for young readers, and, really, all fans of McCall Smith." Booklist (starred review)
Praise for The Great Cake Mystery
"Kids will love this kind and clever new detective. Theyll love the mystery, and they might even love the thieves. I look forward to more!"
Patricia Reilly Giff, Newbery Honorwinning author of Lilys Crossing
"A detective is born! What a delightful, breezy read!"
Mary Pope Osborne, bestselling author of The Magic Tree House series
"A sweet detective story, this book will introduce readers to a part of the world they might know little about."­
The Washington Post
"Good for kids who like mysteries and stories about other cultures and friendship all packed into one."
TIME for Kids magazine
From the Hardcover edition.