Precious and the Zebra Necklace

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Precious and the Zebra Necklace


A photograph, a necklace and a missing family . . .

A new pupil, Nancy, arrives at Precious Ramotswe’s school, and the two girls soon become firm friends. When Precious finds out that all Nancy has to remind her of her missing parents is a photograph and a necklace of beautifully carved zebras, she offers to help find them.

This is the start of an exciting adventure that leads the two girls deep into the remotest parts of Botswana, where they meet an old lady who recognises the necklace and has some extraordinary news for Nancy. Find out what it is in the latest book to feature the girl who grew up to become one of the most famous detectives in the world: Precious Ramotswe of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency.


For Precious and the Zebra Necklace:

‘deftly written, delightful to read, and perfect for bedtime sharing or for those more confident in their reading to head off upstairs with by themselves.’ – The Book Bag – FIVE STARS


Reviews for previous Precious children’s books from Alexander McCall Smith:

‘A delightful story to read out to children or a classful’ – Sunday Times

‘As ever, the author conveys a deep love of Africa’ – The Times

‘Thoroughly enjoyable’ – Otago Times

‘Should bring a smile to younger children and perhaps their older siblings too’ – We Love This Book