According to myth, cats have nine lives, and Alexander Catt II (also known as Lexi) has spent his former lives with scientists of medicine throughout history. In these adventures, Lexi witnesses medical breakthroughs and discoveries, and learns the value of hard word and integrity. In Lexi and Hippocrates Find Trouble at the Olympics, Lexi lives Ancient Greece, where he meets Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine. With companions Theo and his hound dog Cerberus, Lexi and Hippocrates travel to Olympia for the ancient Olympic Games. Together, Lexi and Hippocrates uncover treachery and help preserve the Olympic ideal of fair play.
Marian Keen, B.S. in Education, Central Connecticut State University, has been writing in a variety of genres since the early 1980s. Marian majored in middle-grade education, and taught grades five and six.
In Lexi Catt's Meowmoirs-Tales of Heroic Scientists, the talented feline Lexi shares his adventures with heroes who have made discoveries in the fields of science and medicine, including those from ancient Egypt, one of the earliest civilizations to practice medicine.
Marian's full list of works can be found at megsbooks.com and Amazon.com.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations
Lexi Catt's Meowmoirs
Chapter One: Pythia's Prophesy 1
Chapter Two: Hippocrates Advises 7
Chapter Three: A Twist of Fate 15
Chapter Four: To Olympia! 19
Chapter Five: The Oath 23
Chapter Six: The Oath is Broken 35
Chapter Seven: The Pentathlon 41
Chapter Eight: The Games End 49
Chapter Nine: Theo Decides 53
The Hippocratic Oath 54
Important Dates 63
Important People 64
Author's Note to Parents and Teachers 65
Why is Hippocrates Considered the Father of Medicine? 67
What is the Connection Between the Ancient and Modern Olympics? 70
Why did the Ancient Olympics Cease? 72
How did the Modern Olympics Begin? 74
What are the Traditions, Ceremonies, and Ideals of the Olympics? 76
Lexi and Imhotep to the Rescue - A Preview 81
About the Author 90
About the Illustrators 91