Akimbo and the Crocodile Man

Akimbo and the Crocodile Man

by Alexander McCall Smith


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A rousing new Akimbo adventure for young readers from bestselling author Alexander McCall Smith

Akimbo has handled lions and elephants in his home in the plains of southern Africa, but his newest adventure pits him against even deadlier beasts — crocodiles! When a visiting crocodile expert invites Akimbo along on a field study, Akimbo doesn�t realize the danger awaiting them. After a crocodile attacks the guide, will Akimbo be able to cross a crocodile-infested river and jump-start a truck in order to get help?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781405218139
Publisher: Egmont Books (UK)
Publication date: 02/29/2000
Pages: 86
Age Range: 7 - 9 Years

About the Author

Alexander McCall Smith has written more than 50 books, including the bestselling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency mysteries and The Sunday Philosophy Club. He has also written the previous two books in the Akimbo series. A professor of medical law at Edinburgh University, he was born in what is now Zimbabwe.

LeUyen Pham has illustrated numerous award-winning books for children, including Big Sister, Little Sister; Sing-Along Song; and Piggies in a Polka. She lives in San Francisco, California.


Edinburgh, Scotland

Date of Birth:

August 24, 1948

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Akimbo and the Crocodile Man (Akimbo Series) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a children's author, I've admired Alexander McCall Smith's ability to write at all levels. This is the third in the series of children's books featuring Akimbo, a young boy who lives in Africa. Akimbo has saved elephants, raised a lion, and had other enjoyable adventures in his previous books. This time around, Akimbo is tangling with one of nature's snappiest creatures, the crocodile. When he tags along with a crocodile expert, Akimbo once again finds himself in a situation that requires some courage to act quickly. What I like about these books is not so much the plot, but the setting and the characters. You really care about Akimbo and the people in his world. A good read for young readers.