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About the author:
Rahma Krambo is active in the local arts & literary community as a member of an SCBWI writers group, and board member of the Yuba-Sutter Regional Arts Council as well as Friends of the Packard Library.
She and her husband own All Solar Electric in Yuba City, CA.
Guardian Cats and the Lost Books of Alexandria
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***Book Discussion Guide available***
Cicero, the old library cat is more than he seems - an elder Guardian charged with protecting an ancient book of power. Buried in a secret chamber, the book is a magnet for attracting the wrong kind of attention. Painfully aware his days are numbered, Cicero is troubled by the fact that he has found no successor.
Marco, a house cat alone in the world for the first time, finds refuge in the public library, a suitable home for an orange tabby gifted with the ability to read. But an unlimited amount of reading time is not young Marco's destiny.
You might think this is just a story about cats, but it's really a story about power. The attraction, addiction and abuse of power.
It's also about the power of words and ideas.
Conveying these serious themes is a loosely organized fellowship of cats, a magical book, an evil professor, angelic creatures, mythological demons, a hyperactive ferret, and three gangster raccoons.
With the burning of the legendary Library of Alexandria as the story's point of departure, Guardian Cats offers a fictionalized version of this tragic event. Escaping with a bagful of books and an armful of cats, the last librarian places each book in a safe haven... with a cat to guard it.
Guardian Cats, a historical fantasy, can be read on several levels. For ages 9 to adult.
Both entertaining and thought provoking, the story deals with very human concerns about loyalty, courage, and the overwhelming odds against becoming a hero.
- Publication Date:
- Jul 15 2011
- 0983705410 / 9780983705413
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 5.25" x 8"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction / Legends, Myths, Fables / Other