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The mystery of the lion's tail / by Harper Paris ; illustrated by Marcos Calo.

First Little Simon hardcover edition.
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New York : Little Simon, 2014.
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106 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
"Twins Ethan and Ella are in the Maasai Mara in Kenya, and there's another mystery to solve. Where are all the lions? Ethan and Ella spot lots of cool animals, but the one they're most excited about, they can't seem to find"--Provided by publisher.
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Ethan and Ella search for lions on a safari in Kenya in the fifth book of Greetings from Somewhere, an exciting series about mystery, travel, and adventure.

Ethan, Ella, and their parents travel to the Maasai Mara in Kenya where they stay in a cabin and venture out on safaris every day in search of The Big Five game animals--the African elephant, the Cape buffalo, the leopard, the rhinoceros, and, of course, the lion. The kids are so excited when they see four of the five animals within the first few days, but where are the lions? Both Ethan and Ella could swear they've seen a lion's tail poking out from behind a tree, but they cannot seem to find the animal itself!

Then, the twins talk to a boy and girl who live in the Maasai Mara. The locals give Ethan and Ella some clues about spotting lions. With a little help and some good detective work, the twins discover a whole lion family on their last day in Kenya!

With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Greetings from Somewhere chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.



Mystery of the Lion's Tail CHAPTER 1 Wake-Up Call Squaaawk! Ethan Briar woke up to a strange noise and glanced around, confused. Where was he? This wasn't his room. The bed was covered with a gauzy gold canopy, not soccer-ball sheets. He didn't recognize the tree growing in the middle of the room . . . or the lantern by his bed either. His gaze fell on the window. A giant bird perched on the sill opened its long, thin beak. Squaaawk! Ethan let out a yell. He'd never seen such an enormous bird before--at least not up close! "What's wrong?" Andrew Briar called out from the other bed. He fumbled around for his glasses. "Dad! There's a pterodactyl in our window!" Ethan exclaimed. Mr. Briar slipped on his glasses. "Wow, it's big! No wonder you thought it was from the age of the dinosaurs. I'm guessing it might be a hammer-headed stork. Or a sacred ibis. Wait. Let me look." Excerpted from The Mystery of the Lion's Tail by Harper Paris All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.

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