I read Kiwi in Cat City a long time ago, and it’s taken a while to return to this lovely, funny, and highly imaginative series. It’s a first class read for middle graders, and adults with a sense of humour like mine will love it too.
Kiwi and the Missing Magic (Kiwi series #2)
by Vickie Johnstone
Have you ever wished your cat could talk or wondered where he/she goes when you’re not around?
The Kiwi Series follows the adventures of black cat Kiwi and her two humans, Amy and James. With a flick of her tail, Kiwi is able to magically change her friends into kittens. Cue an adventure…
In the second book of the Kiwi series, James and Amy embark on another adventure with their little black cat, 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?
Furry fun for readers aged 9-99. [goodreads]
It did take me a little while to return to my middle grade self, but once I settled in, I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Vickie Johnstone creates a highly intricate magical realm. We discover more about how it works, which is always a good thing. Magic does not grow on trees. And strange things can happen to it, including it getting stolen. We meet lots of other characters, not only in Cat world, and there is real danger, and hugely inventive solutions!
All in all an excellent follow up to the first book, and I’m looking forward to the next.