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Description - Captain Congo and the Maharaja's Monkey by Ruth Starke

When the Maharaja of Bekar dies suddenly and mysteriously, Captain Congo and his loyal offsider Pug set off for India to investigate. They arrive in Rajputana to find the royal palace of teeming with intrigue. Even as preparations begin for young Prince Beki to be anointed as the next Maharaja, it is clear that powerful enemies are scheming against him. While Pug goes deep under cover, Captain Congo races against time to unravel a dastardly plot. A 2010 CBCA Notable Book: Younger Readers

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781921504044
ISBN-10: 1921504048
Format: Hardback
(298mm x 237mm x 11mm)
Pages: 46
Imprint: Working Title Press
Publisher: Working Title Press
Publish Date: 31-Aug-2009
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Ruth Starke

Ruth Starke has worked in public relations and travel marketing, and at a great variety of other jobs - of which the most interesting, she says, were selling French perfume in Harrods, cooking on the radio, taking tourists to Kashmir, and interviewing Grand Prix drivers. Ruth turned to fiction writing in 1992, and since then has written over a dozen award-winning and best-selling novels for young people including Aussie Chomps- Catland, Stella by the Sea and Captain Stella. Ruth lives in Adelaide where she teaches English at Flinders University and creative writing at TAFE. She reviews for Viewpoint and Australian Book Review magazines, has been a judge for the National Festival Awards for Children's Literature since 1995, and is deputy chair of the South Australian Writers' Centre. For more information visit- http-//

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