The fascinating world of ancient Egypt comes alive in this historical novel by G.A. Henty. When a young boy accidentally kills a sacred cat, he and his companions must flee for their lives, encountering danger, intrigue, and a host of unusual characters. Henty’s novels combine exciting adventures and interesting historical information, as well as depicting strong moral virtues. One of the most popular titles by the "Prince of Storytellers," The Cat of Bubastes: A Tale of Ancient Egypt is a classic story for young people that makes an excellent read-aloud.