Akimbo and the Baboons (Paperback)
Bloomsbury USA Childrens, 9781599903040, 80pp.
Publication Date: September 15, 2009
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Akimbo is excited to have his cousin, Kosi, visit him on the game reserve
where he lives. And when a visiting scientist invites the boys to join her
when she studies a pack of baboons, they can't wait to assist her in the
bush. The baboon pack they find are fun to observe, but when a black
leopard threatens the pack--and the scientist--Akimbo and Kosi are
reminded that danger is ever present in the African bush. Alexander
McCall Smith takes young readers on a vicarious safari to his beloved
Africa in this perfect first chapter book, beautifully brought to life with
illustrations by LeUyen Pham.
About the Author
Alexander McCall Smith has written more than fifty books, including the bestselling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency mysteries, The Sunday Philosophy Club series, and many children's stories, including the Akimbo, Harriet Bean, and the Max and Maddy series. A professor of medical law at Edinburgh University, he was born in what is now Zimbabwe and currently lives in Scotland. www.alexandermccallsmith.comLeUyen Pham illustrated five previous Akimbo stories, as well as numerous picture books, including the New York Times bestselling Grace for President, Freckleface Strawberry, by Julianne Moore, and Big Sister, Little Sister, which she also wrote. She lives in San Francisco, California with her husband and young son. www.leuyenpham.com