Pocket Cats: Shadow Magicby Kitty Wells, Joanna Harrison
When Maddy discovers another one of the cats has come to life, she can't wait to get to know Nibs and start using her new magical power. But Nibs doesn't seem very friendly, and she's here
This second book in the exciting new middle-grade series about the adventures of a little girl and her three tiny Pocket Cats is sure to delight young independent readers.
When Maddy discovers another one of the cats has come to life, she can't wait to get to know Nibs and start using her new magical power. But Nibs doesn't seem very friendly, and she's here for a reason—there's a new problem to be solved. It doesn't take long for Maddy and Nibs to figure out who needs their help. Maddy's cousin Chloe is having trouble settling into her new school. She's so miserable that she's decided to run away. Can Maddy and Nibs use their Shadow Magic to stop her?
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Maddy's magical ceramic cats come to life, helping her and her cousin adjust to the many changes in their lives.
In the first book in this series, kitten Greykin helped Maddy solve a problem (Paw Power, 2011). While Maddy waits for the magic to happen again, she also waits for her cousin Chloe and her family to move to town. But when a grouchy and older-acting Chloe arrives, she is much more interested in her cellphone and earbuds than in seeing Maddy's ceramic cats or newly painted room, just right for late-night gabfests and giggling. Turns out, Chloe is at a "funny age" and refuses to stay in Maddy's room, avoiding her younger cousin, who soon realizes that homesickness is part of Chloe's moodiness. This news brings Nibs, the second ceramic kitty, to life. Nibs senses that something bad is going to come of Chloe's sadness and teaches Maddy how to use Shadow Magic to make herself invisible so she can figure out just what the danger is. Darting in and out of visibility, Maddy realizes Chloe's dangerous plan to run away and works with Nibs to help Chloe change her mind. The concept of magic ceramic kitties is a winner, and chapter-book readers will recognize Maddy's pain at Chloe's transformation.
Charming pencil sketches accompany each page, helping emerging readers enjoy this tale of magic, friendship and adjustment. (Fantasy. 6-10)
Meet the Author
KITTY WELLS (a.k.a. Lee Weatherly) was born in Little Rock, Arkansas. She moved to the U.K. in 1995, and now lives in Hampshire with her husband. She's written Breakfast at Sadie's, Kat Got Your Tongue, Missing Abby, and Child X, and is also the author of Bloomsbury U.K.'s Glitterwings Academy series for younger children.
JOANNA HARRISON studied at St. Martin's School of Art and Goldsmith's College and went on to work at TVC Animation as an animator and storyboard artist. She worked on a variety of films and commercials and was part of the animation team behind Raymond Brigg's The Snowman, The Bear, and When the Wind Blows. After the birth of her first child, Joanna began writing and illustrating children's books, including Grizzly Dad. Joanna also teaches animation at a school in Oxford.
From the Hardcover edition.
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