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Precious and the Monkeys (2010)

by Alexander McCall Smith

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Response - This is the first book of a mystery series. I was drawn to the book because it is set in Africa. I thought that the plot was lively and the main characters kind-hearted and clever.

Curricular connection - I would use this book for guided reading groups or for genre studies.
  jegammon | Mar 10, 2015 |
Engaging chapter book about Precious, little girl from Botswana, who wants to be a detective and helps clear a classmate when he is accused of stealing food. I would recommend this book to students interested in a realistic story with a kind, smart main character who lives in a different cultural environment. ( )
  amrahmn | Jan 22, 2015 |
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  JosieRivers | Dec 28, 2014 |
I do not often read YA or children's books, but made an exception for this glance at a young Precious Ramotswe. I was not disappointed. ( )
  autumnturner76 | Sep 22, 2014 |
I do not often read YA or children's books, but made an exception for this glance at a young Precious Ramotswe. I was not disappointed. ( )
  AutumnTurner | Dec 29, 2013 |
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Hae ye ever said intae yersel -- no oot lood, mind, but quiet-like, jist in yer heid: Wid it no be braw tae be a detective?
Have you ever said to yourself, Wouldn't it be nice to be a detective?
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Published as Precious and the Puggies in Scots and Precious and the Monkeys in English in the UK.
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Before becoming the first female private investigator in Botswana, eight-year-old Precious Ramotswe tracks down a thief who has been stealing her classmates' snacks.

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