Book 2 in the Kiwi Series about a magical cat.
Amy and James embark on another adventure with their little black cat, Kiwi, which will take them to the Land of Giant Mice. The children return to Cat City to help their friends from the first book and meet some new characters along the way, including the Worry Bee, Whiskers and Moggie. The catizens' home is at risk of invasion and some of the Magic has gone missing. Can James and Amy help Kiwi save the day? More importantly, will James' pet hamster find his true calling in life?
"This book has lots of surprises, a unique plot and captivating characters. If you loved the first book you will adore the second" - Rebecca Johnson (The Rebecca Review)
"Vickie Johnstone 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" - Grady Harp
For readers aged 7 upwards, teens and adults.
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 :)
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.