Ra the Mighty (Hardcover)

Cat Detective

By A. B. Greenfield, Sarah Horne (Illustrator)

Holiday House, 9780823440276, 224pp.

Publication Date: September 18, 2018

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (9/3/2019)

List Price: 16.99*
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Description

An egotistical royal cat and his dung beetle sidekick track a jewelry thief in this hilarious new series set in ancient Egypt.

Nominated for an Edgar Award!

Can a lazy cat and a dung-obsessed beetle really crack a mystery? Ra relishes his role as the Pharaoh's beloved—and spoiled—cat. So when an amulet goes missing from the palace, Ra plans to keep enjoying his snacks and nap in the sun. But Ra's friend Khepri, a wise and industrious scarab beetle, insists on investigating in order to save the young servant girl who has been framed for the crime.

Once Ra gets going, he decides that being a Great Detective isn't so bad; in fact, he doesn't mind being hailed as “Protector of the Weak and Defender of Justice.” The comically mismatched duo is on the case! 

Wacky illustrations with fun historical details bring these oddball characters to life. Includes a glossary, pronunciation guide, and detailed author's note.

“An ingenious mystery full of entertaining details for fans of ancient Egypt.”—Paula Harrison, author of the Rescue Princesses series


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, 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.

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.


Praise For Ra the Mighty: Cat Detective

"Fast-paced adventure with a lot of charm."—Kirkus Reviews

"Perfect for young gumshoes."—Booklist

"
Delightful black-and-white illustrations. . . . A charming page-turner of a mystery."School Library Journal