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Akimbo and the Crocodile Man by Alexander McCall Smith, illustrated by LeUyen Pham X
Akimbo and the Crocodile Man by Alexander McCall Smith, illustrated by LeUyen Pham
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Akimbo has handled lions and elephants in his home in the plains of southern Africa, but his newest adventure pits him against even deadlier beasts -- crocodiles! When a visiting crocodile expert invites Akimbo along on a field study, Akimbo doesn’t realize the danger awaiting them. After a crocodile attacks the guide, will Akimbo be able to cross a crocodile-infested river and jump-start a truck in order to get help?

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"A straightforward plot. Predictable but pleasant." - Kirkus.

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Alexander McCall Smith, illustrated by LeUyen Pham Author Biography

Alexander McCall Smith began the now highly successful 'No 1 Ladies Detective Agency' series in 1996, after being inspired by the sight of a 'traditionally built' Botswanan lady chasing down a chicken for a meal. The first book in the series - 'The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency' was published in the UK in 1998 but didn't arrive in the USA until 2001.

Known to his friends as Sandy, McCall Smith describes the Botswanans as 'genuinely courteous people' He knows Botswana well as he grew up there and also spent several years on the law faculty of the University of Botswana; his volume on the legal system of Botswana (The Criminal Law of Botswana) remains the definitive and in fact, only book on the subject.

In 2004 he published the first in a...

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