James and Amy embark on their second exciting adventure with their little black cat, Kiwi, which will take them to the Land of Giant Mice in search of the missing Magic. The trio return to Cat City to help their friends and meet some new characters along the way, including the Worry Bee, Whiskers and Moggie. Can James and Amy help Kiwi save the day? More importantly, will James' pet hamster, Hammy, find his true calling in life?
Illustrations inside by Nikki McBroom.
Furry fun for ages 9-99.
"Kiwi is [as] fun to read as ever! If you are following Kiwi Series closely, you can certainly find the same funny and witty story here, with a bonus, of course. Vickie has included other animals and they account for the clever plot of this sequel. It's not complicated though, but sure you are going to be served with a few surprises. Eeek Fu! My mouth is sealed." - Helmy Kusuma
"Vickie Johnstone is a born storyteller and has the talent to keep her series fresh with new adventures while maintaining the usual cast of characters - and adding new ones to bring on the magic. In her second book she introduces some well designed wisdom about traits all children should learn and this is a major plus to the further growth of the series." - Grady Harp
"Cat City seems even more fun the second time they visit. Vickie Johnstone really has a great imagination, and creates a cozy world for cats and a underground kingdom of giant mice who plan on invading Cat City. Is there enough time to prevent the attack and what is Kiwi going to do about it? This book has lots of surprises, a unique plot and captivating characters." - Rebecca Johnson
"The second book in Vickie Johnstone's 'Kiwi' series is just as engaging as the first. I truly enjoyed the way the author makes an imaginary tale come to life. Kiwi, the cat, the two children, James and Amy, along with a pet hamster and a mouse, [have to] prevent Cat City from being destroyed. The Kiwi series is intended for kids, but grown-ups such as myself will love the book as well. I highly recommend the whole series." - Lady Wings
"Kiwi's gang is back in full force! Vickie has again created a huge fun filled adventure for us to follow, and I loved every bit of it. I hope that the series continues to produce such magical tales for a long, long time." - Ritesh Kala
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About the Author
I love reading, writing, films, the sea, art, animals, nature, rock music, Milky Bar and travelling.
In 2011, I self-published the following books:
Kaleidoscope (March) - a gathering of 119 poems, divided by chapter themes;
Travelling Light - a small, free book of poetry;
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).
Books published in 2012, so far:
Day of the Living Pizza - a free comedy horror for ages 10 up (May);
Life's Rhythms - a collection of 316 haiku (June);
3 Heads and a Tail - a romantic comedy with walkies, written for NaNoWriMo (June);
Kiwi and the Serpent of the Isle (August).
Kiwi in the Realm of Ra
Day of the Pesky Shadow (book 2 in the Smarts & Dewdrop Mysteries series)
The Kiwi books contain illustrations by Nikki McBroom.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The second book in Vickie Johnstone’s “Kiwi” series is just as engaging as the first. I truly enjoyed the way the author makes an imaginary tale come to life. Kiwi, the cat, the two children, James and Amy along with a pet hamster and a mouse prevent Cat City from being destroyed. Of course, there is a lot more to the story than that such as new characters being introduced but it takes reading the story to see how it all fits together into one very nice package. The “Kiwi” series is intended for kids but grownups such as myself will love the book as well. I highly recommend the whole series.
This book in the Kiwi series of books takes the readers on another fantastic adventure with Kiwi the magical cat. Again, Jame and Amy venture to the wonderful Cat City where we learn much more about the City and it's Catizens. We also learn about Kiwi's parents and the creatures called the magic. But James and Amy learn of another place, not so nice, the Land of the Giant Mice. James and Amy's ability to hear and understand animals develops to the degree that they even befriend a community of bees and help get them happily buzzing again. They make new friends and have fantastic adventures as they help to save Cat City which is in danger of being destroyed. Another adventurous tale of mice and men, cats and mice, all told in skilled writing of Vickie Johnstone. It is easy to see why this author is so beloved. These are wonderful books the entire family can enjoy.
Having previously reviewed the first Kiwi book, I was pleased to take on the second at the request of the author, Vickie Johnstone, who generously provided by my review copy. Strange things are afoot in the Cat City: giant mice, weird magic bursts, buildings in lock-down mode, and a surprising discovery about both the nature of magic – and of Kiwi herself. If you’re not up on the whole Kiwi-the-Cat thing, check out Alynn’s review for a good synopsis of the Kiwi-universe. In a very tiny nutshell, Kiwi is the pet of two children (Amy and James) – when she’s in this world. In HER world, Cat City, she is a bit of a detective and the two children (known as Ames and Jimster there) are rather like her pets – they help her solve mysteries. In this, book two of the Kiwi series, the mystery is to figure out what happened to all of the Cat City magic. The story is sweet, the characters are endearing, and the mystery is, well, mysterious. It starts with the aforementioned giant mouse (a definite oddity in Cat City), which triggers a locked-down Cat Central (the coolest description of a policemen’s defensive posture ever, seeing as it involves the actual building going into hiding). Add in a genuinely crazy villain (someone you’ve met briefly, if you’ve visited Cat City before), Kiwi’s mom, and a trip to mouseland, and you are in for one unusual trip! This is a lovely series. As with all well-written and thoughtful books for younger readers (and, come to think of it, “older” readers too), there are life-lessons threaded throughout the narrative about the importance of loyalty, courage, perseverance, and being a good catizen, er, I mean, citizen. Johnstone’s prose is easy-going and she throws just enough fun and frivolity in to hold your attention – be you child, tween, teen, or adult, I think.