First in the 'Time-Travelling Cat' trilogy.
In this first adventure, Topher and his cat Ka travel back in time to Ancient Egypt where cats are sacrificed to the gods.
Topher's cat, Ka, is not always who she seems to be. Sometimes she disappeared for days and all that Ka has left by his bedside is a little stone carving of a cat. One day Ka leaves a clue on Topher's computer. She types Bubastis and soon Topher finds himself time-traveling to Ancient Egypt where Ka is in terrible danger.
Julia Jarman's characters are acutely observed from real life - she manages to introduce contemporary issues such as single-parent families and disability and blends them with historical fact and fantasy in this fast-paced novel. With Ancient Egypt high on the agenda in National Curriculum History, this book is already much in demand with children, teachers and librarians.