Akimbo and the Baboons (Paperback)

By Alexander McCall Smith

Bloomsbury USA Childrens, 9781599903040, 80pp.

Publication Date: September 15, 2009

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (10/14/2008)

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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