C’era una volta in Africa una bambina sveglia, con un cuore grande e un talento un po’ speciale, che sarebbe diventata l’investigatrice più famosa del Botswana, la fondatrice della Ladies’ Detective Agency N. 1. A sette anni, la piccola Precious è già alle prese con un caso di furto, avvenuto proprio tra i banchi di scuola… Una storia che ha i profumi e i colori dell’Africa, e che ci fa scoprire i primi passi dell’amatissima Mma Ramotswe.
- ISBN: 8823500362
- Casa Editrice: Guanda
- Pagine: 96
It's OK to be nice. It's OK to smile It's OK to ask questions; you may become a detective! It's OK to be able to tell when adults aren't speaking literally. Don't steal. Honesty is good. Thieves undermine trust. Take care re misjudging others. Avoid false accusations. Connections do not equal proof. Sometimes Leggi tutto
I would happily read Alexander McCall Smith's laundry list, for the delight it would doubtless be...but this is another sweet, funny little story that made me smile as usual. It is a prequel to the No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, about Precious Ramotswe as a little girl. It was published first Leggi tutto
The Great Cake Mystery introduces young readers to the lovely setting of Botswana and a precocious young girl named Precious who likes to figure things out. Although she thinks it may be many years before she’ll have a mystery to solve, it turns out that someone in her school is eating people’s snac Leggi tutto
Alexander McCall Smith, creator of the popular No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, about a woman detective in Botswana, turns to the childhood of his popular character, Precious Ramotswe, in this first beginning chapter-book adventure. An observant child with a kind heart, Precious decides fr
A very sweet (in more ways than one!) book for children, with a moral in the tale. The beginnings of Precious Ramotswe's life as a detective, before she grew up and opened the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency in Botswana. I loved the beautiful illustrations by Iain McIntosh.
This is a cute mystery story for young children. It advocates values like honesty and kindness through the experiences of likable and believable characters.
There was once a time, best beloved, when the early chapter book section of your local lending library was a veritable wasteland of white characters. Oh, every once in a while you might be able to get your hands on Stories Julian Tells or My Name is Maria Isabel but by and large they were it, man. T Leggi tutto
A delightful introduction to Precious Ramotswe. As a child she always asked questions. Her father told her that was a sign she might be a good detective. When someone starter stealing food at her school, Precious went about solving the crime, setting her up for her life as owner of the No. 1 Ladies’ Leggi tutto
We loved this fun story of Alexander McCall Smith’s Precious Ramotswe when she was a girl. I liked how she didn’t jump to conclusions and was kind to someone other children were making fun of. The culprits of this theft and Precious’ method of discovery had us laughing out loud. We listened to this Leggi tutto
This narrator does a wonderful job—full of expression and funny different voices. My kids both said they LOVED listening to this story, and I did too. I’m a fan of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, so it was really fun to get to introduce my kids to the same character but as a child. :) Leggi tutto
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