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 in 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 creates a wonderful story of fiction and history that will leave any young reader spellbound and wanting to learn more about Ancient Greece … This story would be an excellent addition to any classroom curriculum.” Lauren Binnendyk, PhD, BCBA
“Marian Keen’s adventure captures Ancient Greece in a fresh and intriguing manner than elementary and middle school students (and their teachers!) will adore. Lexi and his friends find action around every corner, and there is so much for the reader to learn as they go. The characters are engaging, and the historical settings are inspiring and true to the spirit of the times.” Laura Pearson, Teacher Librarian, École Elémentaire William Bridge Elementary School, Richmond, Canada