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Have you ever wished your cat could talk or wondered where he/she goes when you're not around?

Furry fun for ages 9-99. In book 3 of the Kiwi Series, Amy, James and Kiwi embark on their spookiest adventure yet - on Halloween. What begins with an eerie dream about a three-legged cat will take the budding detectives on a quest to find an old house in the middle of the woods, meeting some familiar characters and some perky squirrels along the way. Little do they know that there awaits an angry, restless ghost that will do anything to stop them leaving. Meanwhile, Inspector Furrball and Siam discover the human world, and that Ames and Jimster are not what they seem.

Illustrations inside by Nikki McBroom.

"Kiwi and the kids have a dream of another cat crying out for help and discover that the haunted house where the stranded cat is at can only be entered on All Hallow’s Eve. 'Living Nightmare' has just the right amount of scary bits along with humour to make it a very enjoyable read for kids of all ages." - Lady Wings

"Johnstone has a way with the interaction of children and animals that provides a healthy partnership. She writes lyrically and keeps her stories moving along at a rapid pace... we can only hope for more." - Grady Harp

"Anthropomorphism is a time honored literary device in literature. And I think a vital one to employ in fiction written for children. It teaches children at a young age a certain type of empathy for all life. But beyond the value of passing on these traditions, Vickie Johnstone has created an adventurous and entertaining story for Halloween which will contribute to another important thing to pass on to our children: the simple, wonderful joy of being read to. To hear a story told aloud and receive it as a listener. I think this little volume would be a perfect excuse to engage in such an activity as the writing style is perfect for practicing narration. It's a fun activity for adults and children to practice, the lessons of which will enrich both generations greatly." - AE Drury

"I really loved the scene where the catizens get to ride on the bus. These scenes had me laughing out loud. This may be a somewhat scary story, but the adventure and the fun does not diminish one bit. And fear not, as with all good stories, the 'good' side wins in the end (this is after all children's book and not high fantasy where authors relish in killing off one of their main characters). I may be an adult, but I still read each of Vickie's stories with bated breath and expectation of new twists and newer characters in every book." - Ritesh Kala

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