Guardian Cats and the Lost Book of Alexandria by Rahma Krambo

Guardian Cats and the Lost Book of Alexandria
By Rahma Krambo
272 pages – ages 9+
Published by Reflected Light Books on July 15, 2011

Marco the cat’s owner Lucy read books out loud to him all the time. One night Marco walked by a book that was lying open and he realized he could read the words! Through some unfortunate events, Marco finds himself living on the streets as a stray. Marco found shelter in a library and when he was exploring it he met Cicero, the library cat. Cicero told Marco that he is the guardian of  a magical book. A book so powerful that if it fell into the wrong hands, horrible things would happen! Cicero asks Marco to be his apprentice and take the responsibility of being the Guardian. Marco begins his training but he doesn’t get far when an evil cat (Bait) comes around and will stop at nothing to get The Book and Bait isn’t the only bad guy after The Book! Cicero and Marco find themselves in horrible danger as they try to protect The Book and survive.

 Don’t let the name and cover of the book fool you into thinking it is like the Warrior Cat series, it isn’t. The story is totally different. Speaking of the cover, I really liked the cover art! I really liked the plot of the book. I thought it was very interesting. I thought it was cool that the cats could read and lived in a library and they were guarding an ancient magical book (my kind of story!). I liked the tons of action and  excitement in it and it wasn’t too graphic or violent for younger readers. Marco was a good main character, but I liked Cicero the best because I felt like I knew him better in the story. I would have liked to have more information about the story in a couple of places, like where they go back in time to meet Akeel (the original librarian in the Library of Alexandria) and in some of the flash-backs that the characters have. Overall, I thought the story was intriguing and fun to read.

Four out of five bookworms for Guardian Cats!

To learn more about Ms. Krambo and Guardian Cats please visit her website HERE! There is also cool information about the Library of Alexandria there!

Check out the book’s trailer!

Categories: Age 9+

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15 replies

  1. Sounds like a great read. Loved the book video. Made it feel like Dan Brown for Middle Graders. I like the theme of the book and it sounds like kids will like this suspense a lot.

  2. Great review Erik! Thanks again. Sounds like a great book. I think that I’d like to read it (although that may be stretching the + after the 9 a bit). Cool trailer. Best of luck to Mr. Krambo

  3. This is a book I will want to read. Of course, I have a cat and I would love to think she could read. She loves to snuggle with me when I read so maybe she can. I also have a cat in my next book who lives ina bookstore. Thanks for telling us about Guardian Cats and the Lost Book of Alexandria. The trailer was great!

  4. I don’t think I could read this one yet. We lost our kitty this week. She went out and never came back. My daughter, unable to vocalize the worst, said maybe Missy joined a Warrior’s tribe. We’re still hoping… 🙁

  5. spot on Erik! If I remember (I am so bad at forgetting things.) I will DEFINITELY send in for this book next time I go to the library! 😀 I love the cover art, and my mind did instantly think “Warriors” when I read the cover. I also REALLY liked the video for it. 😉

    Thanks for posting about this book Erik!

    I have to say, you must read A LOT to keep up with your blog sooo well!

  6. This is a wow! review and trailer. I think this is a book I would enjoy reading! 🙂

  7. Seems like a fairly interesting premise. Cats are fascinating creatures. Thanks for the review. 🙂

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