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

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

By Alexander McCall Smith
Read by Adjoa Andoh

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The Precious Ramotswe Mysteries: Book 1

0.92 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780449011416

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.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

Winner of the 2013 Audie Award for Children's Titles for Ages Up to 8

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

This mini mystery and its jaw-dropping illustrations will please proto-detectives, both large and small. . . . What [McCall Smith]’s done with The Great Cake Mystery is unique. . . . His fans will pluck it up like so many of his other books. . . . A really fun read. School Library Journal
Bold and striking, McIntosh’s chunky, two-color woodcutlike pictures present evocative images of the African setting. This is a story, and a heroine, with impressive dimension. Publishers Weekly, starred review
Stunning artwork. . . . A compelling plot and interesting secondary characters, especially classmates who are quick to make unfounded accusations and their teacher, who provides wisdom just when it is needed, will leave readers wanting more. One case where an adaptation from an adult book is as much fun to read as the original. Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Good for kids who like mysteries and stories about other cultures and friendship all packed into one. TIME for Kids magazine
Told with an innocence that will captivate young readers, The Great Cake Mystery is a kind-hearted, feel-good story for all. Loved it! Graham Salisbury, author of Under the Blood-Red Sun and the Calvin Coconut series
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, award-winning author of Wild Girl and other books
“A detective is born! What a delightful, breezy read! Mary Pope Osborne, bestselling author of The Magic Tree House series

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Author

Author Bio: Alexander McCall Smith

Author Bio: Alexander McCall Smith

Alexander McCall Smith is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous novels, including the No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, the Isabel Dalhousie series, and more. He has also written stand-alone novels, books for children, and nonfiction works. In 2004 he was named the British Book Awards Author of the Year and Booksellers Association Author of the Year. 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.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 0.92
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English