Akimbo and the Elephants (Hardcover)

By Alexander McCall Smith, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)

Bloomsbury USA Childrens, 9781582346861, 80pp.

Publication Date: August 11, 2005



Ten-year-old Akimbo lives on a game preserve in Africa. His father is the head ranger, and Akimbo is eager to help him whenever he can even if it means getting into some pretty dangerous situations.

In "Akimbo and the Elephants," ivory poachers are killing grown elephants for their tusks and leaving the calves to die. When the authorities fail to turn up new leads, Akimbo sets out to save the elephants by posing as a hunter himself.

About the Author

Alexander McCall Smith has written more than 50 books, including the bestselling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency mysteries and The Sunday Philosophy Club. A professor of medical law at Edinburgh University, he was born in what is now Zimbabwe and taught law at the University of Botswana.LeUyen Pham has illustrated numerous award-winning books for children, including Big Sister, Little Sister; Sing-Along Song; and Piggies in a Polka. She lives in San Francisco, California.