About Ra the Mighty


Ra the Mighty: Cat Detective

by A. B. Greenfield

Illustrated by Sarah Horne

Can a lazy cat and a dung-obsessed beetle crack a mystery?

Ra relishes his role as Pharaoh’s beloved—and outrageously spoiled—cat. The only mystery that interests him is when his next snack will arrive. But when a priceless amulet goes missing from the palace, and a young servant girl is falsely blamed for the theft, Ra’s hardworking scarab-beetle buddy, Khepri, insists that they must save her. Can Ra and Khepri solve the crime? This comically mismatched duo is on the case!

An Edgar Award Nominee!

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Gold Selections of the Junior Library Guild


“The exciting ancient setting, as well as the characters’ idiosyncratic personalities and their delightful repartee, will appeal to young readers. Fast-paced adventure with a lot of charm.”— Kirkus Reviews

“A charming page-turner of a mystery; recommend to cat lovers and young Egyptologists.”— School Library Journal

“Well crafted and entertaining, with red herrings and just the right amount of tension to test a young detective’s skills. Greenfield seamlessly includes a wealth of information on ancient Egypt…. There’s satisfaction to be found here for mystery lovers, history buffs, and fans of felines.”— Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“This delightful story weaves facts about Ancient Egypt into a satisfying mystery narrative. The entertaining dialogue between Khepri and Ra and their madcap adventures will keep young readers interested. The illustrations are the perfect complement to the book.”— School Library Connection

“Their exploits are perfect for young gumshoes. Greenfield also incorporates just the right amount of ancient Egyptian history, charmingly illustrated by Horne.”— Booklist

“Ra the Mighty is an ingenious mystery full of entertaining details for fans of Ancient Egypt. The comic relationship between Ra and his dung beetle sidekick is a delight.”— Paula Harrison, author of the Rescue Princesses series

“With more twists and turns than a mummy’s maze, Ra The Mighty: Cat Detective is a mystery that you can really sink your claws into.”— Mo O’Hara, author of the My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish series

“I loved everything about this story – the setting, the adorable lead characters, their hilarious banter, and the sweet illustrations by Sarah Horne are just the icing on the cake. I only hope Ra and Khepri have many more adventures ahead of them because I already want to spend more time with the dynamic duo again! Ra the Mighty is feline fun for children of all ages.”— Melissa’s Mochas, Mysteries & Meows

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