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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alexander McCall Smith Narrator: Adjoa Andoh Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Precious Ramotswe Mysteries Release Date: October 2014 ISBN: 9780553396560
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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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The author’s detailed storytelling skills take readers right into the lush Okavango Delta. This easy chapter book is great for cross-curricular projects on Botswana or safari animals…A must-have title that exemplifies diversity in fiction.”

    School Library Journal

  • 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
  • Written with the ease of a consummate storyteller, while Iain McIntosh’s woodcuts  . . . handsomely depict the terrain, people and animal life of Botswana. BookPage
  • A marvelous chapter book ideal for young readers, and, really, all fans of McCall Smith. Booklist (starred review)
  • Kids will love this kind and clever new detective. They’ll love the mystery, and they might even love the thieves. I look forward to more! 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
  • “A compact but entertaining mystery full of fascinating details.”

    Booklist

  • “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…Precious’ keen sense of right and wrong will inspire readers; her powers of observation may inspire budding detectives.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Narrator Adjoa Andoh has lovely vocal quality and an interesting accent that is perfect for the narratives about a girl who lives in Botswana. There are many interesting facts and words, as well as exciting adventures: Precious encounters a cranky hippo, a trained lion, and even saves a man’s life. Andoh’s character voices are less believable than the narrative, not because of the Botswana accent but because her voice becomes high and forced. However, her hippo imitation is delightful. Listeners will miss the readers’ guide and recipe included in the print version.”

    AudioFile

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About the Author
Author Alexander McCall Smith

Alexander McCall Smith is the New York Times bestselling author of the No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, the Isabel Dalhousie series, the Portuguese Irregular Verbs series, and the 44 Scotland Street series. He has also written numerous stand-alone novels, books for children, and nonfiction works. He is professor emeritus of medical law at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and has served with 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.

About the Narrator

Adjoa Andoh is a two-time winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award for narration. She is an actress of British film, television, stage, and radio. She is known on the UK stage for lead roles at the RSC, the National Theatre, the Royal Court Theatre, and the Almeida Theatre, and she is a familiar face on British television. She made her Hollywood debut starring as Nelson Mandela’s chief of staff Brenda Mazikubo alongside Morgan Freeman as Mandela in Clint Eastwood’s Invictus.