The Time-travelling Cat and the Egyptian Goddess

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Topher and his father are trying to get over the death of Topher's mother, an Egyptologist, when they take in a stray cat. This cat bears an uncanny resemblance to a cat ornament given to Topher by his mother and so they name it 'Ka', meaning 'double'. Topher becomes very attached to Ka and is puzzled by her mysterious absences. One day when he is playing a computer game with an Egyptian theme, Ka jumps on the keys and spells out the name Bubastis, which was the centre of cat worship in Ancient Egypt. Could Ka really be leading a double life and what is she trying to tell Topher?

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Julia Jarman has written over 80 books for children. She lives near Bedford with her husband and has three grown-up children. She has been a school teacher and journalist but she now devotes a lot of time to school and library visits to talk to children about writing.

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As the title suggests, there's a lot going on here, not just in Topher Hope's ordinary life (he and his father struggle to cope with the loss of Topher's mother), but also in Topher's extraordinary adventures following after his mysterious cat, Ka. Fortunately, David Collins, who has a distinguished British voice, is quite capable of narrating the twists of this involved story with its multiple settings and characters. Whether telling the story of modern-day England or long-ago Egypt, he gamely vocalizes a cat, a bird, and the voice of Topher's deaf friend, Ellie, managing to pull off each while maintaining the story's growing drama. J.C.G. © AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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