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The Great Cake Mystery: Precious Ramotswe's Very First Case

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Publisher Comments:

THE NO. 1 LADIES’ DETECTIVE AGENCY - Young Readers

Fans around the world adore the bestselling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, the basis of the HBO TV show, and its proprietor Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s premier lady detective.  In this charming series, Mma  Ramotswe navigates her cases and her personal life with wisdom, and good humor—not to mention help from her loyal assistant, Grace Makutsi, and the occasional cup of tea.

 

Have you ever said to yourself, Wouldn’t it be nice to be a detective?

 

This is the story of an African girl who says just that. Her name is Precious.

 

When a piece of cake goes missing from her classroom, a traditionally built young boy is tagged as the culprit. Precious, however, is not convinced. She sets out to find the real thief. Along the way she learns that your first guess isn’t always right. She also learns how to be a detective.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Review:

"For anyone who has ever wondered about the childhood of the owner of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, McCall Smith's answer is that Precious Ramotswe was a born detective with a knack for knowing when people are making things up. Even as a child, when cakes and other sweets start disappearing from her village school and everyone rushes to blame the fat boy, Precious is skeptical. She's determined to get to the facts of the case and sets a clever trap for the culprit. Adjoa Andoh's narration is clear, crisp, entertaining, and well paced. She also creates distinct and appropriate voices for the young detective's schoolmates, teachers, and loving father. Andoh's rendition of Precious is a pitch-perfect, younger version of the unflappable sleuth so many readers have come to know and love. Listeners both young and old will be delighted by this schoolyard mystery and demand a second listen. Ages 7 — 10. An Anchor paperback." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

Have you ever said to yourself, Wouldn’t it be nice to be a detective?

 

This is the story of an African girl who says just that. Her name is Precious.

 

When a piece of cake goes missing from her classroom, a traditionally built young boy is tagged as the culprit. Precious, however, is not convinced. She sets out to find the real thief. Along the way she learns that your first guess isn’t always right. She also learns how to be a detective.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

About the Author

Alexander McCall Smith is the author of the beloved bestselling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, the Isabel Dalhousie series, the Portuguese Irregular Verbs series, the 44 Scotland Street series, and the Corduroy Mansions series. He is also the author of numerous children’s books. He is professor emeritus of medical law at the University of Edinburgh and has served on many national and international organizations concerned with bioethics. He was born in what is now known as Zimbabwe and taught law at the University of Botswana.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780449011409
Author:
Mccall Smith, Alexander
Publisher:
Listening Library
Author:
Smith, Alexander McCall
Author:
McCall Smith, Alexander
Author:
Andoh, Adjoa
Subject:
People & Places - Africa
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Children s Middle Readers-General
Subject:
Mysteries & Detective Stories
Subject:
mystery;botswana;fiction;africa;children
Edition Description:
One CD
Series:
A Number 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Book for Young Readers
Publication Date:
20120431
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.84 x 5.15 x 0.57 in 0.155 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "For anyone who has ever wondered about the childhood of the owner of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, McCall Smith's answer is that Precious Ramotswe was a born detective with a knack for knowing when people are making things up. Even as a child, when cakes and other sweets start disappearing from her village school and everyone rushes to blame the fat boy, Precious is skeptical. She's determined to get to the facts of the case and sets a clever trap for the culprit. Adjoa Andoh's narration is clear, crisp, entertaining, and well paced. She also creates distinct and appropriate voices for the young detective's schoolmates, teachers, and loving father. Andoh's rendition of Precious is a pitch-perfect, younger version of the unflappable sleuth so many readers have come to know and love. Listeners both young and old will be delighted by this schoolyard mystery and demand a second listen. Ages 7 — 10. An Anchor paperback." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , Have you ever said to yourself, Wouldn’t it be nice to be a detective?

 

This is the story of an African girl who says just that. Her name is Precious.

 

When a piece of cake goes missing from her classroom, a traditionally built young boy is tagged as the culprit. Precious, however, is not convinced. She sets out to find the real thief. Along the way she learns that your first guess isn’t always right. She also learns how to be a detective.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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