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 work and integrity. In Lexi and Imhotep to the Rescue, Lexi lives with a fictional character, named after Egypt's famous physician, Imhotep. The story is set during the reign of Ramses II, and accurately portrays the medical practices of this advanced civilization. Lexi accompanies young Imhotep to Deir el-Medina, where they rid the city of vermin and disease; save workers from a collapsed tomb; and rescue a mysterious young man who asks for forgiveness and then disappears! When Pharoah Ramses the Great is informed, he demands an account, and they make their journey down the Nile.
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
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Lexi Catt's Meowmoirs
Chapter One: My Life With Hotep Begins 1
Chapter Two: Sharp Fangs and a Lisp 9
Chapter Three: Medicines and Mischief 17
Chapter Four: A Townful of Trouble 29
Chapter Five: Community Cleanup 35
Chapter Six: The Rescue 39
Chapter Seven: Down the Nile 49
Chapter Eight: Preparations to Meet Royalty 59
Chapter Nine: Lexi Solves the Mystery 61
Important Dates 83
Important People 86
Imhotep - the True Father of Medicine? 89
Author's Note to Parents and Teachers 92
The Myth of the Birth of the Gods 94
The Myth of Osiris 95
The Egyptian Gods 96
Judgement of the Dead 105
The Rosetta Stone: Unlocking the Ancient Language of Egypt 107
The Pharaohs' Crowns 109
Ancient Egyptian Cosmetics 111
Ancient Egyptian Clothing 113
Ancient Egyptian Medicine 114
The Battle of Kadesh and the First Recorded Peace Agreement 121
Lexi and Hippocrates - A Preview 131
About the Author 139
About the Illustrators 140