Precious wants to be a detective when she grows up. She is always practicing at being a detective by asking questions and finding out about other people’s lives. There are two new students in her class, a girl called Teb and a boy called Pontsho. She learns that they are brother and sister, and—even more exciting—that Pontsho has a clever pet meerkat named Kosi.
One day, Teb and Pontsho’s family’s cow disappears. Precious helps them look for clues to find the cow. But getting the cow back home will require some quick thinking and help from an unexpected source.
|Publisher:||Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group|
|Series:||Precious Ramotswe Series , #2|
|Product dimensions:||5.10(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||7 - 10 Years|
About the Author
Alexander McCall Smith is the author of the 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 was born in what is now known as Zimbabwe and lives in Scotland, where in his spare time he is a bassoonist in the RTO (Really Terrible Orchestra).
Date of Birth:August 24, 1948
Place of Birth:Zimbabwe
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Mystery of Meerkat Hill is the second Precious Ramotswe Mystery for Young Readers by popular British author Alexander McCall Smith. In this instalment, young Precious befriends two newcomers to her school, a sister and brother named Teb and Pontsho, and is rewarded with an introduction to their novel pet. Her second case has her tracking down the family’s missing cow, but her ingenuity does not end there: she employs an innovative method of getting the animal back to its owners. Once again filled with charming illustrations by Iain McIntosh, as well as a recipe for mouth-watering fat cakes, this is a delightful read for young and old alike.