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Kiwi in the Realm of Ra (Kiwi Series) Paperback – December 4, 2012
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In this book Kiwi, with the help of her two human children and friends get to take an adventure back in time in the city of Ancient Egypt. Whiskers invented a time machine so he can give Amy a very special gift for her 13th birthday. He wants to take her Egypt because she has studied and loves that period in time but only problem is that the mischievous Dev steals the time machine and takes an unexpected trip back to Egypt and changes the path of history.
Everyone knows that if history changes everything in the future will change and not always for the good. In this case it affects the lives of Kiwi and all her friends and family.
Vickie Johnstone has done an excellent job in describing ancient Egypt and maybe fancies having lived in that time period. It is a lively story with lots of problems to overcome and new friends to meet. It takes you through the dead Pharaohs preparation, in the living quarters of the dead, and even into the spiritual undercurrent of the dead. Check out how they out fox the demon Shezmu.
This is truly a fun book and another wonderful success for Ms. Johnstone. If you are interested in other Kiwi book Ms. Johnstone has six other titles. Keep on writing and I will keep on buying.
Although I read book two of the series first, the continuity of the series lends itself to reading them in order to get the most enjoyment and after reading Kiwi in Cat City, I have been faithful to that formula. I can tell that the author has been responsive to her readers when in this volume she explains that the cats are consuming lactose free milk products. The fact that all cats are lactose intolerant escaped even T.S. Elliot so the passing mention of this in the book should be acknowledged and appreciated by all who pick up on it.
The new characters in this book are delightful additions to the lore of Cat City and the story is fast paced and entertaining as always. If you like the Kiwi series, this is a must have and if you haven't gotten hooked on the series as of yet I highly recommend reading it in order. That said, this book reads well on its own and should provoke investigation into the previous works. It is, after all, a book about history.
I could tell that a lot of research was done for this book. The descriptions of the pyramids, people, villages, etc are very well written with just enough information to set the scene but not too much to bog down the story.
The characters in the story are so engaging that the reader can picture the action as he/she reads the story. If you haven't read the previous Kiwi books, you should. I recommend reading the series beginning with "Kiwi in Cat City" so you get to know all the characters as they are introduced and the adventures they have together.
I highly recommend this book for kids of all ages, 9 to 99.