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The Mystery of the Missing Lion
Format: Trade Paperback , 112 pages
Category: Juvenile Fiction - People & Places - Africa; Juvenile Fiction - Mysteries & Detective Stories; Juvenile Fiction - Girls & Women
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 21, 2014
Price: $6.99
ISBN: 978-0-8041-7327-8 (0-8041-7327-3)
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.
About The Book

A detective in the wild.
Young Precious gets a very special treat.  She gets a trip to visit her Aunty Bee at a safari camp.  While there she makes a new friend, a boy named Khumo, and meets an actor-lion named Teddy, who is starring in a film.  When Teddy disappears, Khumo and Precious will brave hippos and crocodiles as they search for the missing lion. 

With a Reader's Guide


"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."
     --Kirkus Reviews

Praise for The Great Cake Mystery:
“Kids will love this kind and clever new detective.”
     —Patricia Reilly Giff, Newbery Honor–winning author of Lily’s 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

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