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Author: ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH
ISBN: 043986237X
Language: English
Publisher: Scholastic (1992)
Rating: 4.6
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Alexander McCall Smith’s stories about Akimbo, the son of an African ranger and the animals he encounters have earned their place as truly classic children’s stories.

Alexander McCall Smith’s stories about Akimbo, the son of an African ranger and the animals he encounters have earned their place as truly classic children’s stories. Alexander McCall Smith takes young readers on a safari to his beloved Africa in this perfect chapter book, beautifully brought to life with illustrations by LeUyen Pham GOODREADS. All manner of books for all manner of children, Children's Books. He’s just an all-round good storyteller.

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This book is McCall Smith's second book in the "Akimbo" series and like virtually all his books, it is masterfully . In "Akimbo and the Lions," a young boy is bored and looking for adventure when he accompanies his father to a village to deal with a lion problem.

This book is McCall Smith's second book in the "Akimbo" series and like virtually all his books, it is masterfully done. In this book, Akimbo goes on a trip with his father, the new Head Gamekeeper of the wildlife preserve. They have gone to check out reports that a lion is eating cattle. The loss of cattle is akin to the loss of pure gold in Akimbo's part of Africa. Akimbo knows it will be difficult for his father to take him, but he has assessed the situation and realizes that he has responsibilities to his father if he goes.

Alexander McCall Smith, best-selling author of the celebrated No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series, connects with . 1 Ladies Detective Agency series, connects with an entirely new audience with his beginning chapter book series featuring a young African boy fiercely devoted to the conservation of his animal friends. In Akimbo and the Lions, Akimbo helps raise a lion cub that is accidentally caught in a farmer's trap and learns the true meaning of s! acrifice when he must release his beloved Simba back into the wild.

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Alexander "Sandy" McCall Smith, CBE, FRSE (born 24 August 1948), is a British-Zimbabwean writer and Emeritus Professor of Medical Law at the University of Edinburgh

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Akimbo and the Lions book. Ten-year-old Akimbo lives on a game preserve in Africa  . He was born in what Alexander McCall Smith is the author of the international phenomenon The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, the Isabel Dalhousie Series, the Portuguese Irregular Verbs series, and the 44 Scotland Street series. He is professor emeritus of medical law at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and has served on many national and international bodies concerned with bioethics.

Written by Alexander McCall Smith, narrated by Alexander McCall Smith. Akimbo and the Lions. By: Alexander McCall Smith. Narrated by: Alexander McCall Smith. Series: Akimbo, Book 1. Length: 54 mins. Categories: Children, Ages 5-7.

Akimbo and the lions. by. McCall Smith, Alexander. New York : Bloomsbury Children's Books. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; americana. Akimbo er en dreng, der bor i et vildtreservat i Afrika. En dag fanger hans far en løveunge. Måske kan Akimbo redde den? Fra 9 år. Bookplateleaf. by Alexander McCall Smith · LeUyen Pham. His father is the head ranger, and Akimbo is eager to help him whenever he can-even if it means getting into some pretty dangerous situations. In Akimbo and the Lions, Akimbo helps his father set a. Akimbo and the Elephants.

Akimbo and the Lions [Paperback] [Jan 01, 1992] ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH
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Wizer
This book is McCall Smith's second book in the "Akimbo" series and like virtually all his books, it is masterfully done. In this book, Akimbo goes on a trip with his father, the new Head Gamekeeper of the wildlife preserve. They have gone to check out reports that a lion is eating cattle. The loss of cattle is akin to the loss of pure gold in Akimbo's part of Africa. Thus, such a lion must be handled.

Akimbo begs his father to take him on the trip. With some trepidation, his father agrees. The team of Gamekeepers and Akimbo travel to the farm which has reported the problem. No one actually has seen the lion, but they believe by the sounds and the results that it is surely a lion. The Gamekeepers set a trap, using a goat as bait. The trap is supposed to work by capturing the lion when he goes to get the goat.

The trap is set up, and Akimbo and his father get set to wait out the night and see what happens. As luck would have it, the lion does show up on that night. The trap is sprung, and Akimbo's father goes to check the trap. As soon as his father leaves the hiding place, Akimbo notices, he has forgotten his rifle. His father approaches the trap, and is dismayed to find, the lion is not in the trap. The lion is standing outside the trap, and starts to close in on Akimbo's father.

Akimbo has never shot a rifle before, but he has observed his father use it. He picks up the gun. He aims, and his father tells him, "Shoot into the air." Akimbo does so twice. The lion leaves quickly. Then they go to find out why the trap di not work, and find that it is sprung. Inside is a very small baby lion cub. The rest of the book discusses Akimbo's relationship with the lion cub, and the eventual release of the lion into the wild.

Once again, McCall Smith has created a wonder of a book. It is highly recommended as a children's story. It provides a look at a very different society and world than the American world. In addition, it shows the respect of the people for the animals. All parents with young children should find this book a great addition to their children's reading library.
Dogrel
In this short children's book, McCall Smith is as usual interested in ethics and morality. The book centers on Akimbo, a child of about 7 or 8 years of age. Akimbo becomes aware that there are people that poach Ivory, by killing elephants illegally and taking the tusks. Akimbo learns this when he and his father, a park ranger come upon a dead elephant and a live calf. Akimbo is bothered greatly by this situation. Not only is he bothered by the dead mother, but also by the calf left behind.

In discussing this with his father, Akimbo discovers that it is very, very difficult for poachers to be caught and brought to justice. He hatches a plan to do just that. His plan is to find out who the poachers are, and get proof of their illegal activity. Then to turn this information over to his father so the poachers can be brought to justice.

In effectuating his plan, Akimbo is exposed to considerable personal danger. Nonetheless, he decides that the unethical behavior of the poachers is worth the risk to his person. The story tells how Akimbo achieves this objective. The book is an excellent story for children and teaches not only ethics and morality, but also something about Africa and elephants and Ivory. It should be considered by all parents trying to show examples of ethical and unethical behavior to their young children. In addition, it shows the concept that one has the choice to act ethically, or to just sit it out and watch. Akimbo chooses the former rather than the later.
Kelerana
Akimbo is interested in animals and asks lots of questions just like most kids. Unlike most kids his dad is a ranger in a preserve in Africa. You will learn a lot about lions in an exciting and slightly dangerous story. Great for early readers and a wonderful book for challenged readers. Doesn't talk down to even 5th or 6th graders.
WUNDERKIND
If you have little people that like books they will love this one. Alexander McCall Smith knows what he is writing about and does it with expertise.
Sironynyr
I have been looking for children's books about Africa and these are great. Feature a child (Akimbo) as the protagonist, with stories of animals in the wild.
Rare
I have been looking for children's books about Africa and these are great. Feature a child (Akimbo) as the protagonist, with stories of animals in the wild.
Chilldweller
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