Akimbo And The Snakes by Alexander Mccall Smith
  

Akimbo And The Snakes

Written by Alexander Mccall Smith

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A visit to a snake park! Akimbo is used to all kinds of wildlife as his father works in an African game reserve, but a visit to a snake park is something very special. Taken by his Uncle, Akimbo sets off on an exciting and dangerous mission to find the elusive green mamba. Full of atmosphere- and a great introduction to different kinds of snakes! There are even some brilliant snake facts that kids will love as a little extra in the book as well. Fascinating. For the lastest Akimbo adventure be sure to check out Akimbo and the Baboons.

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Akimbo And The Snakes by Alexander Mccall Smith

Akimbo loves his life in Africa. He loves living in the great game reserve where his father is ranger. He is able to see all sorts of wonderful animals. But, he doesn't see many snakes, they usually slither away when he gets close. But, then his Uncle Peter asks if Akimbo would like to visit his snake park and Akimbo jumps at the chance!

About the Author

Alexander Mccall Smith

Alexander McCall Smith has written more than fifty books, including specialist academic titles, short story collections, and a number of immensely popular children's books. But he is best known for his internationally acclaimed No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, published in the US in 2002 and 2003. The first installment, The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, received two Booker Judge's Special Recommendations upon its U.K. publication in 1998, and in 2003 received The Saga Wit Award (commonly known as the "silver Booker" for authors over the age of 50). The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series now numbers a total of five books (he is working on the sixth) and has been optioned for feature film. The series has become an international bestseller, with more than 3.5 million copies in print in the U.S. alone.

McCall Smith was born in Zimbabwe (formerly called Southern Rhodesia) and was educated there and in Scotland. He became a law professor in Scotland, and it was in this role that he first returned to Africa to work in Botswana, where he helped to set up a new law school at the University of Botswana. He was for many years Professor of Medical Law at the University of Edinburgh, and a visiting professor at a number of other universities elsewhere, including ones in Italy and the United States (where he has twice been visiting professor at SMU Law School in Dallas, Texas).

In addition to his university work, he was for four years the vice-chairman of the Human Genetics Commission of the UK, the chairman of the British Medical Journal Ethics Committee, and a member of the International Bioethics Commission of UNESCO.

Alexander McCall Smith currently lives in Edinburgh with his wife Elizabeth (an Edinburgh doctor), their two daughters Lucy and Emily, and their cat Gordon. His hobbies include playing wind instruments, and he is the co-founder of an amateur orchestra called "The Really Terrible Orchestra" in which he plays the bassoon and his wife plays the flute.

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Hardback

Author

Alexander Mccall Smith
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Publisher

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

Publication date

4th September 2006

ISBN

9780747586104

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