Akimbo and the Baboons


Author: Alexander McCall Smith
Illustrated by Peter Bailey

9780747594581 | PB | pp. 96 | 2009 | Bloomsbury

Akimbo loves his life in Africa, When a lady comes to study baboons in the game reserve his father works at, he gets curious. He is very keen to find out all he can about these animals. Learn some brilliant facts about baboons in this story.

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Akimbo loves his life in Africa and the animals that live there. In this newest Akimbo story, a lady comes to study the baboons in the game reserve where Akimbo’s father is the head ranger. Akimbo is keen to help and find out all he can about baboons – and in so doing comes closer to a much more dangerous animal …


Alexander McCall Smith
Illustrator: Peter Bailey







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Country of Origin:

United Kingdom

About the Author

The author is professor of Medical Law at the University of Edinburgh. He is also the author of over fifty books. These range from adult fiction to specialist titles, such as Forensic Aspects of Sleep, to a wide selection of children’s books. In 1999 The No 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency was published. This book quickly became a bestseller and was voted one of the ‘International Books of the Year and the Millennium’ by the Times Literary Supplement. Winner of three Author of the Year awards in 2004 (British Book Awards, Booksellers’ Association and Waterstone’s), and Bloomsbury Publishing are very proud and excited to be re-publishing Alexander’s key children’s books.


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