Ra the Mighty: Cat Detective
Ra the Mighty: Cat Detective

Ra the Mighty: Cat Detective

Written by A. B. Greenfield & illustrated by Sarah Horne
Book #1 in the Ra the Mighty Series
7 - 10
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Sep 3, 2019
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An egotistical royal cat and his dung beetle sidekick track a jewelry thief in this hilarious new series set in ancient Egypt. Nominated for an Edgar Award! Can a lazy cat and a dung-obsessed beetle really crack a mystery? Ra relishes his role as the Pharaoh’s beloved–and spoiled–cat. So when an amulet goes missing from the palace, Ra plans to keep enjoying his snacks and nap in the sun. But Ra’s friend Khepri, a wise and industrious scarab beetle, insists on investigating in order to save the young servant girl who has been framed for the crime. Once Ra gets going, he decides that being a Great Detective isn’t so bad; in fact, he doesn’t mind being hailed as “Protector of the Weak and Defender of Justice.” The comically mismatched duo is on the case! Wacky illustrations with fun historical details bring these oddball characters to life. Includes a glossary, pronunciation guide, and detailed author’s note. “An ingenious mystery full of entertaining details for fans of ancient Egypt.”–Paula Harrison, author of the Rescue Princesses series

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What Should I Know As a Parent

Families are unique and have different expectations for the books they choose to read. The following are concepts included in this book that some parents may wish to seek out or avoid.

Note that this list is not exhaustive and there may be concepts in this book that are not included or have been insufficiently or incorrectly detailed here.

What Questions Should I Ask My Child

  • This crime-solving story has a great twist when finding the culprit. Who did you expect to be the thief, and why?
  • Ra's best friend, Khepri, is a wise scarab beetle who encourages Ra to help solve the crime. Do you have someone who has encouraged you in your life, and did you appreciate it?


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Book Details

Publication Date
September 3, 2019
Holiday House
Page Count
Words Per Page
Juvenile Reader
Reading Age
7 - 10 years
Lexile® Level
Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
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