Introducing a delightful new cat mystery just out from Holiday House Books called Ra the Mighty. A royal cat and his sidekick track a jewelry thief in this funny new series. Chock full of witty writing and zany illustrations, it asks the age old question … can a lazy cat and a dung-obsessed beetle crack a mystery? >^..^<
Ra relishes his role as Pharaoh’s beloved — and outrageously spoiled — cat. The only mystery that interests him is when his next snack will arrive. But when a priceless amulet goes missing from the palace, and a young servant girl is falsely blamed for the theft, Ra’s hardworking scarab-beetle buddy, Khepri, insists that they must save her.
Can Ra and Khepri solve the crime? This comically mismatched duo is on the case! Our tuxie (Newman – below right) was mesmerized when we read it to him.
Once Ra gets going, he decides that being a Great Detective isn’t so bad; he certainly doesn’t mind being hailed as “Protector of the Weak and Defender of Justice.”
Here’s what the critics are saying:
“The exciting ancient setting, as well as the characters’ idiosyncratic personalities and their delightful repartee, will appeal to young readers. Fast-paced adventure with a lot of charm.” — Kirkus Reviews
“A charming page-turner of a mystery; recommend to cat lovers and young Egyptologists.” — School Library Journal
“With more twists and turns than a mummy’s maze, Ra The Mighty: Cat Detective is a mystery that you can really sink your claws into.” — Mo O’Hara, author of the My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish series.
Check out the teaser video below:
We’re delighted to offer 5 copies of Ra the Mighty for five lucky Purrington Post readers to WIN!
* Contest Now Closed
This contest ended on November 26th, 2018 and wss available to U.S. residents only. To enter you simply needed to submit a comment in our “Leave a Reply” section at the bottom of this page saying:
My cat’s name is [insert your cat’s name] and if he/she was a detective his/her special skill to solve a mystery would be [your cat’s special skill]
The 5 winners were chosen by the author from all the correctly submitted entries and contacted by email.
Amy Butler Greenfield is an award-winning historian and novelist who writes for both adults and children. An enthusiastic and experienced speaker, she has appeared on many radio programs and on television. She has also given talks at Harvard University’s Sackler Museum, the Los Angeles Public Library, and the Symposium on Food and Cookery at Oxford University, as well as many wonderful bookstores, classrooms, and lecture halls in between.
Learn more about Ra The Mighty.