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Editorial Reviews

Cairo Jim is a charming adventure series for kids, written and narrated by Australian children’s novelist and poet Geoffrey McSkimming.

In this rollicking tale, Cairo Jim Amidst the Petticoats Arms, our hero archeologist, Cairo Jim, and his two friends - who happen to be a macaw and a camel - unearth an ancient relic in a long-forgotten and crumbling city. The magical, cryptic artifact may possess secret powers which can be abused if one's intentions are less than noble. Thankfully, lovable Cairo Jim and his resourceful animal pals will do their bumbling best not to let that happen.

Publisher's Summary

Young listeners will be captivated by this entertaining mix of history, mystery and unique characters. In the ruins of the ancient city of Ephesus, an astonishing relic has been unearthed! What connection to the bygone goddess Artemis does this relic hold? What astonishing powers could be unleashed if it were to fall into the wrong, evil and manicured hands? Cairo Jim, that well-known archaeologist and little-known poet, and his friends Doris the macaw and Brenda the Wonder Camel, find themselves faced with the greatest threat to Nature itself!

Another tale from the master of archaeological humor and suspense, Geoffrey McSkimming.

©2000 Geoffrey McSkimming; (P)2005 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.

Critic Reviews

"When you tire of stories about the places and people you know, try the witty word play and over-the-top adventure of Cairo Jim for an outrageous tonic." (The Age)

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