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Product Details

  • Paperback: 162 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (January 9, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1440426724
  • ISBN-13: 978-1440426728
  • Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 6.9 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #559,946 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Dubbed the "Prince of Storytellers" and "The Boy's Own Historian," George Alfred Henty is considered a Victorian literary phenomenon.

John Bolen brings his extensive theater, film, and television experience to audiobooks. His recent television appearances include CIA: Masters of Deception on the Discovery Channel, and his recent film work includes The Land and The Inn Outside the World. --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

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Customer Reviews

Excellent characters and adventurous plot keep you into this book.
Servant of Aslan
REaders are exposed to historical facts and setting presented in such a way (fiction) as to drawn the reader into the facts nature of the story as if they were there.
Karen Bruce
I love that I could download this kindle version of the book so that I didn't have to purchase the traditional version for my son's history assignment.
L. Romanic

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

82 of 86 people found the following review helpful By Anne on May 2, 2000
Format: Library Binding Verified Purchase
viewer from Califronia 1st published over 100 years ago, G.A. Henty's novels fill a void in the area of literature that is appropriate for kids! It is full of adventure and is written in a style that kids will read comfortably. The 15 year old hero, the prince of a small nation invaded by the Egyptians,is of strong moral character and boys, especially, will love the story of his captivity! Packed full of details: Egyptian architecture, family life, methods of warfare, government, geography, religion, and more! Even a cameo appearance by Moses, himself! As a homeschooling mother, I bought this book for my 6th grader to supplelment our history studies. I found myself reading it whenever she put it down and we were devouring it together for an entire weekend. Can't wait to get more Henty novels!
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54 of 56 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 21, 1999
Format: Library Binding
I read this book aloud to my children ages 11 and 13. Not only were we treated to an extraordinary story but to an amazing history lesson as well. Each chapter was full of details and interesting facts about Egypt woven into an exciting and suspenseful story. The vocabulary was fairly challenging but I considered this a positive aspect of the reading experience. We learned alot in a very painless way. We enjoyed G. A. Henty so much that we are reading another of his books now.
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41 of 42 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on April 30, 2007
Format: Paperback
I don't know about you, but I have to read a book with lots of excitment to keep me reading. After reading the first three chapters, this book lay forgotten on my desk, getting covered with dust and cobwebs. My mom found it (I am an eleven year old girl who is homeschooled) and told me I had to read it. I picked up the boring book and stuck my whole face into the book. I read and read and read. I almost fell asleep a few times. Then, the light turned on for me. About half way through the book the excitment happened. I could put the book down until it was over.

So, I think this book is worth four stars and four stars only. If it doesn't have a booming introduction, I'm not reading it. (or at least not until my mom says)

Some good books, however are the following. I had to read them for school. They are historical fiction.

Bonze Bow

Hittite Warrior

Golden Goblet

...just a few of some really good books. The Bronze Bow is the best book I've read in my life.

Over all, I think that The Cat of Bubastes has its share of boring parts in it. I would much rather read Harry Potter books than this, let's put it that way. But, it has its share of excitment in it too. I would read it again if I had to.
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on January 9, 2002
Format: Audio CD
Superbly narrated by Jim Weiss, The Cat Of Bubastes is an exciting, riveting tale by G.A. Henty of Chebron (son of the Egyptian High Priest Ameres) and Amuba (a slave in the Ameres' household). Chebron accidentally kills a cat which is an act of sacrilege to the ancient Egyptians and the punishment is death. He and Amuba flee and in doing so find themselves embarking on the high road of adventure as they encounter life and death experiences among peoples of antiquity. The Cat Of Bubastes is a technically flawless, six CD, unabridged, six hour audio book and strongly recommended for personal and community library audio book collections.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 30, 1998
Format: Library Binding
1st published over 100 years ago, G.A. Henty's novels fill a void in the area of literature that is appropriate for kids! It is full of adventure and is written in a style that kids will read comfortably. The 15 year old hero, the prince of a small nation invaded by the Egyptians,is of strong moral character and boys, especially, will love the story of his captivity! Packed full of details: Egyptian architecture, family life, methods of warfare, government, geography, religion, and more! Even a cameo appearance by Moses, himself! As a homeschooling mother, I bought this book for my 6th grader to supplelment our history studies. I found myself reading it whenever she put it down and we were devouring it together for an entire weekend. Can't wait to get more Henty novels!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on October 14, 2005
Format: Paperback
This book was exciting from the very beginning until the very end. I thought it was one of the best books I've ever read. It is about a Rebu Prince who lost his kingdom, his father, his family, and his home to the Egyptians in battle and was taken captive to Egypt. There, he was made a slave with his friend, Jethro. But he was not sad there for he was chosen by the high priest of the temple of the god, Osiris. Amuba, the Prince, made a friend at the priest's house, called Chebron. The main part was when they were outside trying to shoot a hawk who was killing all the water fowl. They both fired their bow and arrows. Since the prince had been in a battle, he hit the hawk but Chebron, who had never been in a battle before, missed and killed the sacred cat. In Egypt, if you kill a cat, you will be killed. From that point on in the story, things get exciting. People die, battles happen, the Prince and his comrades flee. In the end, Chebron is save because of the heroics of his friends. I rate this book a 5 star. If you want any kind of book just read this one!!
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 24, 1999
Format: Library Binding
This republished book brims with honesty, heroism, loyalty, and selflessness. The adventure remains high throughout the book and there are a few vocabulary words to look up for the 4th-7th grade child. Henty worked hard to keep the historical setting accurate; you feel as if you were in ancient Egypt! Well worth reading.
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