Book 3 in the Kiwi Series about a magical cat.
Amy, James and Kiwi embark on their spookiest adventure yet - on Halloween. What begins with an eerie dream about a three-legged cat will take the budding detectives on a quest to find an old house in the middle of the woods, meeting familiar characters and some perky squirrels along the way. Little do they know that there awaits an angry, restless ghost who will do anything to stop them leaving. Meanwhile, Inspector Furrball and Siam discover the human world, and some surprising news.
For readers aged 7-99.
About the Author
Vickie Johnstone lives in London, where she works as a sub-editor on business magazines. She has a thing about fluffy cats and also loves reading, writing, films, the sea, art, nature, white chocolate and travelling. Vickie has self-published 16 books. Books published in 2011: Kaleidoscope (March) – 119 poems, divided by chapter themes; Travelling Light – a free book of 44 poems; Kiwi in Cat City – the first in a series about a magical cat and her human pals (April); Kiwi and the Missing Magic (June); Kiwi and the Living Nightmare (October). The Kiwi books have illustrations by Nikki McBroom. Books published in 2012: Day of the Living Pizza – a comedy horror for ages 10 up (May); Life’s Rhythms – 316 haiku (June); 3 Heads and a Tail – a romantic comedy with a dog as the hero (June); Kiwi and the Serpent of the Isle (August); Day of the Pesky Shadow (October); Kiwi in the Realm of Ra (November); and Kiwi's Christmas Tail (December). Books published in 2013: The Sea Inside – a fantasy adventure (May); and I Dream of Zombies – a horror set in London in 2013 (October). Books published in 2014: Haven (I Dream of Zombies, 2) (May). Books published in 2015: Mind-spinning Rainbows - 45 haiku and 109 poems (April). Links: Blog: http://vickiejohnstone.blogspot.com Twitter: @vickiejohnstone Website: Kiwiincatcity.com Merchandise: www.zazzle.co.uk/kiwiincatcity Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AuthorVickieJohnstone http://www.facebook.com/KiwiinCatCity http://www.facebook.com/KaleidoscopePoetry Happy reading and writing :)
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Book three in the “Kiwi” series, Kiwi and the Living Nightmare continues the exploits of Kiwi the cat, Amy and James, a host of characters from Cat City along with some critters from our world. It was very appropriate that Vickie published the book just before Halloween because that is the time frame the story takes place. Kiwi and the kids have a dream of another cat crying out for help and discover that the haunted house where the stranded cat is at can only be entered on All Hallow’s Eve. I like the way the author introduces new characters into book three yet draws on the previous books for the characters that I already know and love. Kiwi and the Living Nightmare has just the right amount of scary bits along with humor to make it a very enjoyable read for kids of all ages.
Anthropomorphism is a time honored literary device in literature. And I think a vital one to employ in fiction written for children. It teaches children at a young age a certain type of empathy for all life. But beyond the value of passing on these traditions, Vickie Johnstone has created an adventurous and entertaining story for Halloween which will contributes to another important thing to pass on to our children : the simple, wonderful joy of being read to. To hear a story told aloud and receive it as a listener. I think this little volume would be a perfect excuse to engage in such an activity as the writing style is perfect for practicing narration. It's a fun activity for adults and children to practice, the lessons of which will enrich both generations greatly.