The Cat of Bubastes, A Tale of Ancient Egypt - G. A. Henty
Enslaved by the conquering Egyptian army, young Amuba finds friendship in the house of an Egyptian high priest. The entire household plunges into peril with the accidental death of a sacred cat. Engaging story details life in Ancient Egypt as wel as the constrast between Judaism and Egyptian polytheism. Great story - even includes an appearance by Moses!
G. A. Henty's has here woven an exciting adventure tale that will keep the young reader on the edge of his seat while, without being aware of it, the reader will be learning detailed information about the Punic Wars and the political climate in which they took place. This is the perfect way to awaken interest in history in young people and encourage them to learn more.