Kingdom of the Silver Cat

Kingdom of the Silver Cat

3.75 (40 ratings by Goodreads)
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Description

A routine morning ride on a school bus plunges fifteen children into a mysterious world. A story of adventure, friendship, danger, and magic.

On a seemingly normal day, an old school bus known as the "yellow beast" passes through a light in the road and is transported to an empty field in a strange land. When the bus gets stuck in mud and cellphones don't work, the bus driver heads off to find help.

Adjusting to their curious environment, the children begin to experience strange powers: Gabrielle can fly on her skateboard, Annie can freeze time, Emma can warp light, and Ted can make music by waving his hands around.

When the bus driver fails to return, the kids explore the land, taking trails that appear and disappear, and encountering strange creatures, including playful clouds, menacing mist, thundering fireballs, and talking fish. But when terrifying winged beasts begin hunting them, the children must flee for their lives.

They become separated, some finding a land of colorful warrior fairies, while others meet an old hermit who has his own strange power. The children learn their magical powers are "gifts", but each gift has a weakness. And, the winged beasts have been sent by an evil ruler, Sidtarr, who seeks to use the children's gifts for his own purposes.

Some of the children head south to the kingdom of a renowned silver cat who may protect them, while others head north toward Sidtar's realm. Along the way, the children face inner conflicts and personal hardships. They find help in unexpected places and endure trials and dangers as they journey through this mysterious land.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 406 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 23mm | 594g
  • English
  • 173309170X
  • 9781733091701

Review quote

"A fast-paced, sparkling fantasy for tweens in which great wish fulfillment entails great responsibility." - Kirkus Reviews

"Creative, authentic, and unique, but also supported by strong life lessons and powerful messaging for impressionable minds." - The Independent Review of Books

"Imaginative, intense, and heartwarming . . . . Young readers will swoon." - Booklife Reviews

"An original, fantastical middle grade adventure." - Forward Clarion Reviews

"A unique story with unique characters. . . . [a] book with heart and soul." - The Librarian Reviews

"A really good read for middle schoolers who like longer, more complicated/detailed fantasy tales." - K. Sutherland, Akron-Summit County Public Library Librarian

"Perfect for young readers and young readers at heart." - Nicole Pyles, World of My Imagination book blog
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Rating details

40 ratings
3.75 out of 5 stars
5 32% (13)
4 28% (11)
3 28% (11)
2 8% (3)
1 5% (2)
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