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Guardian Cats and the Lost Books of Alexandria

Guardian Cats and the Lost Books of Alexandria [Kindle Edition]

Rahma Krambo
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Cicero, the old library cat is more than he seems -- an elder Guardian charged with protecting an ancient book of power. Buried in a secret chamber, the book is a magnet for attracting the wrong kind of attention. Painfully aware his days are numbered, Cicero is troubled by the
fact that he has found no successor. 

Marco, a house cat alone in the world for the first time, finds refuge in the public library, a suitable home for an orange tabby gifted with the ability to read. But an unlimited amount of reading time is not young Marco's destiny.

You might think this is just a story about cats, but it's really a story about power. The attraction, addiction and abuse of power.

It's also about the power of words and ideas.

Conveying these serious themes is a loosely organized fellowship of cats, a magical book, an evil professor, angelic creatures, mythological demons, a hyperactive ferret, and three gangster raccoons.

With the burning of the legendary Library of Alexandria as the story's point of departure, Guardian Cats offers a fictionalized version of this tragic event. Escaping with a bagful of books and an armful of cats, the last librarian places each book in a safe haven... with a cat to guard it.

Both entertaining and thought provoking, the story deals with very human concerns about loyalty, courage, and the overwhelming odds against becoming a hero.
Historical fantasy. Ages 9 to adult.

About the Author

Rahma Krambo is active in the local arts & literary community as a member of an SCBWI writers group, and board member of the Yuba-Sutter Regional Arts Council as well as Friends of the Packard Library. She and her husband own All Solar Electric in Yuba City, CA.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 286 KB
  • Print Length: 272 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Reflected Light Books (6 Jun 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0054ZFLHS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #197,932 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Rahma Krambo is Marketing Director for All Solar Electric, a family owned and operated business in Yuba City, CA. She is active in the local arts & literary community as member of an SCBWI writers group, board member of the Yuba Sutter Arts Council and board member of the Friends of the Packard Library.


After graduating with a B.A. in English and Music from a Midwestern college, I became an expatriate of the "Show-Me" state by hopping onto the back of a motorcycle and riding to the Arctic Circle for the summer solstice with the man whom I would marry. It was the early 70's. Enough said.

After an extended nomadic existence with our three children, we moved to Northern California where we finally settled down in one house and remained for the last twenty years. My husband and I own a solar energy business and life is good.

I'm passionate about cats, writing, books and libraries and decided to write about the things I love.

I have been most influenced and inspired by the teachings of sufism. I have this quote taped over the webcam on my laptop. "One's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions." It came from a fortune cookie. I was taught it was a good idea to look for the divine everywhere, even in a Chinese restaurant.

Writing stretches me. Contemplation stretches me. I'm amazed that each day I can hardly wait to get up and do it all over again.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A really good book struggling to get out 1 May 2012
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I found this a pleasant read, but it teetered on the edge of being a whole lot better. Sometimes the language jarred. The themes and concepts are really interesting but the treatment tended towards the two dimensional. A lot is left unexplained. Marco is amazingly incurious for a cat. I'm not sure the author has spent a lot of time around cats.
This book could (and should) have been twice the length so that the themes could have been developed more and the characters fleshed out.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars guardian cats and the lost books of alexandria 10 Dec 2011
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this book is fantastic full of adventure sacrifice and heroism. i cant wait to see if there will be anouther adventure for marco the library cat.a great read for children and adults we are all children at heart.
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5.0 out of 5 stars a classic children's book 10 Jan 2012
By Zee
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A classic tale: pure, simple adventure with all the pieces that it has to have. It has a professional writer's touch to it-the story flows so well.
Great for younger readers (around 8, 9, 10) or for adults looking for smth uplifting, simple, innocent.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant book 19 Aug 2013
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I really loved this book. It was easy to read and a very sweet story. I can't wait to read the next one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A really entertaining book. 2 Dec 2012
By EddieB
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Although this book may have been written for children or teenagers I found it very entertaining. The author has an insight into the behaviour of cats and has given us a book whereby that insight has been used to make the story more believable. I am in my sixties and thoroughly enjoyed it.

Buying through Amazon made this a superb bargain for something that gave hours of enjoyment for a reasonable price.
“Well, I’m stumped! We’ll have to wait for the autopsy”
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