When a visiting croc expert invites Akimbo along on a field study, Akimbo is thrilled. But when the crocodiles attack the guide, injuring him gravely, it will be up to Akimbo to cross a crocodile-infested river and jump start a truck to bring back help. A rousing new Akimbo adventure from bestselling author Alexander McCall Smith. Ages 7 to 9.
About the Author
Alexander McCall Smith has written more than 50 books, including the bestselling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency mysteries and The Sunday Philosophy Club. He has also written the previous two books in the Akimbo series. A professor of medical law at Edinburgh University, he was born in what is now Zimbabwe.
LeUyen Pham has illustrated numerous award-winning books for children, including Big Sister, Little Sister; Sing-Along Song; and Piggies in a Polka. She lives in San Francisco, California.
Date of Birth:August 24, 1948
Place of Birth:Zimbabwe
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
As a children's author, I've admired Alexander McCall Smith's ability to write at all levels. This is the third in the series of children's books featuring Akimbo, a young boy who lives in Africa. Akimbo has saved elephants, raised a lion, and had other enjoyable adventures in his previous books. This time around, Akimbo is tangling with one of nature's snappiest creatures, the crocodile. When he tags along with a crocodile expert, Akimbo once again finds himself in a situation that requires some courage to act quickly. What I like about these books is not so much the plot, but the setting and the characters. You really care about Akimbo and the people in his world. A good read for young readers.