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The Great Cake Mystery : Precious Ramotswe's Very First Case
by Alexander McCall Smith and Adjoa Andoh


Overview - 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.
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Overview
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."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780449011409
  • ISBN-10: 0449011402
  • Publisher: Listening Library
  • Publish Date: April 2012
  • Page Count: 1
  • Reading Level: Ages 7-9
  • Dimensions: 5.8 x 5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.15 pounds


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Books > Juvenile Fiction > Mysteries, Espionage, & Detective Stories
Books > Juvenile Fiction > People & Places - Africa

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2012-05-28
  • Reviewer: Staff

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. (Apr.)

 
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