Welcome to KIWIreviews - product reviews
•  click here to return to the homepage  •
Welcome visitor.Join us or log in

Product reviews on KIWIreviews.co.nz : Sunday 25th August 2019 - 03:03:35

QuickSearch for:    What is QuickSearch?
QuickJump to:    What is QuickJump?
logon name: p/w:  
I want to:

You Are Here...

Home > Categories > Books > Young Adult > Storm Cat review

« Trouble and the Missing Cat reviewTrouble and the Missing CatSome Birds reviewSome Birds »

Score: 9.3/10  [1 review]
4 out of 5
ProdID: 7230 - Storm Cat
Written by: Margi McAllister

Storm Cat
Price:
$18.00
Sample/s Supplied by:
Click to search for all products supplied by Scholastic (NZ)

Disclosure StatementFULL DISCLOSURE: A number of units of this product have, at some time, been supplied to KIWIreviews by the company for the purposes of unbiased, independent reviews. No fee was accepted by KIWIreviews or the reviewers themselves - these are genuine, unpaid consumer reviews.
Available:
April 2016

Storm Cat product reviews

Fourteen-year-old Libby is hardly thrilled to find herself stuck on a highland holiday with her mum, her mum's new boyfriend and his young son, Cam. With her mum behaving like a teenager, and Cam sulking, a trip to the wildlife park is the only thing that animal-loving Libby is looking forward to!

But when Libby and Cam get lost in the wilderness, the snow becomes a blizzard, and they stumble across an abandoned wildcat kitten, suddenly a fun day out turns into a life-or-death situation. Can Libby keep the kitten alive against the odds?

Check out Scholastic (NZ) onlineClick here to see all the listings for Scholastic (NZ) Visit their website They do not have a Twitter account Check them out on Facebook They do not have a YouTube Channel They do not have a Pinterest board They do not have an Instagram channel



Tags:
adventure   cat   disaster   family   friendship   holiday   life   margi mcallister   paperback   scholastic   storm   survival
Other listings you may be interested in:
Old McDonald's FarmOld McDonald's Farm
Rating: 9.5
Goosebumps Monster Survival GuideGoosebumps Monster Survival Guide
Rating: 9.6
My Cat Likes To Hide in BoxesMy Cat Likes To Hide in Boxes
Rating: 9.9
Bullseye BellaBullseye Bella
Rating: 9.8
The DeathThe Death
Rating: 8.0
Trouble in TimeTrouble in Time
Rating: 8.5
It's Potty TimeIt's Potty Time
Rating: 9.4
High Druid of Shannara 3: StrakenHigh Druid of Shannara 3: Straken
Rating: 6.3
The Snow QueenThe Snow Queen
Rating: 5.3
Henry Bob BobbalichHenry Bob Bobbalich
Rating: 9.8
One Little FantailOne Little Fantail
Rating: 10.0
MarauderMarauder
Rating: 9.0
Rose in the BlitzRose in the Blitz
Rating: 9.0

Product reviews...

Everyone is welcome to post a review. You will need to Join up or log in to post yours.

Click here to read the profile of savta

Review by: savta (Jo)
Dated: 25th of September, 2016

Link to this review Report this review

 

This Review: 9.3/10
Price:
Score 10 out of 10
Rereadability:
Score 9 out of 10
Lose Track of Time:
Score 9 out of 10
Personal Choice:
Score 9 out of 10

This is one of those books that is quite satisfying to read - it has a blended family in the making, a helpless animal, an adventure which is seriously challenging if not downright scary, and some delightful descriptive passages which come alive for the reader as they evoke a whiteout in the Scottish Highlands and the sheer terror of experiencing the first symptoms of incipient hypothermia.

I found the book very easy to read, partly because I have experienced first-hand the impact of being caught in a whiteout myself (although not in Scotland), and partly because I have also been involved in the rescue of a small wild animal and subsequently hand reared it. These prior encounters made me question as to whether I was enjoying the book for its own sake, or just because I had prior experiences of some of the events. Because of this, I asked Mr Seven (who was at my friend's house when I called) if he would read it too.

Mr Seven is not a natural reader, but his mother read it with him, and five days later they called round to give me their feedback. He is into animals, so this aspect of the book really appealed to him. He liked the way that Cam was a year younger than he is, and commented that he would probably have coped better in this situation as he was much older and more independent! He did say that he would like to read the book again, this time on his own, so that is praise indeed from a child that is not into reading.

For myself, I thought it was quite a sweet story but I did think the character of Libby was rather too perfect. I don't know many girls of 14 who would be as patient when left in sole charge of a difficult six-year-old, especially as she had been an only child and had her mother to herself for most of her life. Not only does she have to cope with his eccentricities when he is being "funny little Cam", but she also has to watch as he bonds with her mother. There is no sign that she resents his making himself part of her family group.

So - I loved the story as did Mr Seven. I enjoyed the way the Highlands were presented as a huge nature reserve where endangered species can survive and humans are actively working for their preservation. I loved the way that Cam interacted with Libby and the kitten. I just have reservations about Libby's character. Not so Mr Seven - he accepted her attitudes as being only what might be expected from an older child towards a younger one. There again, he is an only child too.

Guest comments...

Random listing from 'Books'...

Score: 9.1
Product reviews for listing 4347: Holiday in Death
Written by J.D. Robb

Product image for Holiday in DeathNo one likes to be alone during the holidays. For New York's most posh dating service, Personally Yours, it is the season to bring lonely hearts together. But Lieutenant Eve Dallas, on the trail of a ritualistic serial killer, has made a disturbing discovery: all of the victims have been traced to Personally Yours.

As the murders continue, Eve enters into an elite world of people searching for their one true love--and a killer searching for his next victim. A world where the power of love leads men and women into the ultimate act of betrayal...

Go to the listing

General Disclaimer...

Protected by Copyscape Plagiarism Checker - Do not copy content from this page. Creative Commons Licence All trademarks, images and copyrights on this site are owned by their respective companies.
KIWIreviews is an independent entity, part of the ePLURIBUS.nz Network. This is a free public forum presenting user opinions on selected products, and as such the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the opinion of KIWIreviews.co.nz and are protected under New Zealand law by the "Honest Opinion" clause of the Defamation Act of 1992. KIWIreviews accepts no liability for statements made on this site, under the assumption that they are the true and honest opinions of the individual posters. In most cases, prices and dates stated are approximate and should be considered as only guidelines.

"Are there specially reserved parking spaces for 'fully-abled' people at the Special Olympics?"
unattributed

KIWIreviews Help GuideClick here for the Help Guide Subscribe to our Twitter streamVisit our
Twitter feed
Visit our Facebook pageVisit our
Facebook page
Visit our YouTube ChannelVisit our
YouTube channel
Follow us on instagramVisit our
Instagram album
Visit our Google+ pageVisit our
Google+ page
Visit our Flickr photostreamVisit our
Flickr photostream