Book Review: Precious and the Mystery of Meerkat Hill by Alexander McCall Smith
Borrowed from the library.
This is the second book about Precious Ramotswe as a seven-year-old written by Alexander McCall Smith. This book is on the Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge List for Grades 3-4 (eight to ten year olds). My nine-year-old read this out loud to me. Although this books was written for children, the story is not at all childish or patronising.
This time, Precious’ two new friends at school enlist her help in finding their missing cow. Where did it go and how will she find it?
As in the first book in this series, there is mention of African outlook and ways of life; names of people, places and animals; and universal themes of friendship and loyalty.
A fun tale about friendship and using intelligence and cunning to help one’s friends.