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Cat of Bubastes, The

Enslaved by a conquering army, the young prince Amuba finds friendship in the house of an Egyptian high priest, where he acts as a companion to the priest's son,Chebron. The entire household plunges into peril when Chebron accidentally kills a cat--and not just any cat, but the cat designated as the sacred cat of the great temple of Bubastes. A riot ensues, and the boys must flee, embarking on a long and hazardous journey to Amuba's homeland of Rebu.

Set in 1250 B.C., the time of Moses, this thrilling adventure story offers an evocative look at the ancient Egyptian world. Skillfully interwoven in the narrative thread are fascinating, accurate details about Egyptian religion and geography, the methods by which the Nile was used for irrigation, and the ways the Egyptians made war and were prepared for burial.

A prolific nineteenth-century author, G.A. Henty celebrates family loyalty, honor, bravery, and determination in the face of adversity. Set against the backdrop of an exciting historical era, this story, recently rediscovered by young readers, will excite the imaginations of today's youngsters as much as it thrilled readers when first published over 100 years ago.   

AuthorG.A. Henty
Product CodeLB956
Ages12 up
Length308 pages
FormatSoftcover, Black & White
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