Topher is chosen by Ka, an ordinary cat that comes and goes as it pleases - except that there is something unusual about Ka. When Topher follows Ka, he ends up back in Ancient Egypt. The author also wrote "When Poppy Ran Away", "Ollie and the Bogle" and "The Ghost of Tantony Pig".
Topher's cat, Ka, is not always who she seems to be. Sometimes she disappears for days and all that Ka has left by his bedside is a little stone carving of a cat. One days Ka leaves a clue on Topher's computer. She types Bubastis and soon Topher finds himself time-travelling to Ancient Egypt where Ka is in terrible danger. Julia Jarman's characters are acutely observed from real life -- she manages to introduce contemporary issues such as single-parent families and disability and blends them with historical fact and fantasy in this fast-paced novel. With Ancient Egypt high on the agenda in National Curriculum History, this book is already much in demand with children, teachers and librarians.