Ra the Mighty: The Great Tomb Robbery (Hardcover)
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A smug royal cat turned detective and his dung beetle sidekick are on the case when a precious tomb gets ransacked in the Valley of the Kings.
Ra the Mighty adores his duties as Pharaoh's cat: naps by the pool and plenty of snacks. Being lazy is so much fun. But when a royal tomb gets robbed, Ra and his hardworking friend Khepri must team up to restore justice. The clues point to a young boy whom Ra admires. Will the Great Detective play favorites, or will he uncover the truth? Mystery awaits!
More than thirty wacky illustrations with fun historical details bring these oddball characters to life, along with a glossary, pronunciation guide, and detailed author's note about ancient Egypt.
Fans of Bad Kitty will love Ra's witty voice and arrogant antics. Don't miss Ra's other adventures, including Ra the Mighty: Cat Detective and Ra the Mighty: The Crocodile Caper
A Junior Library Guild Selection!
About the Author
A. B. Greenfield once had four newborn kittens living in her closet and has loved cats ever since. She is the author of many books, and has won a PEN/Albrand Award, the Veolia Prix du Livre Environnement, and a Beacon of Freedom Award. Amy was raised in the United States and studied history at Oxford. She now lives with her family in England.
Sarah Horne is an award-winning illustrator. Her children's books include You Get What You Get by Julie Gassman and the Sesame Seade series by Clémentine Beauvais. Her design and advertising clients range from IKEA and Nike to The Sunday Times and Sesame Street. She lives in London.
"Greenfield keeps the action fast-paced, seamlessly weaving in much information about ancient Egypt, and the interactions among the distinctive and delightful characters are hilarious. Horne's elongated and exaggerated black-and-white illustrations add to the fun. May Ra the Mighty (and friends) solve many more ancient mysteries." —Kirkus Reviews
"Engaging and funny, this comically illustrated mystery mixes ancient Egyptian history with clues and twists to create a satisfying whodunit."—Booklist
"A charming and intellectually stimulating piece of anthropomorphic historical fiction"—School Library Journal