Christmas Cats

Inca Cat Series Book 2

Children - Animals
72 Pages
Reviewed on 12/18/2016
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Author Biography

R.F. Kristy (Author of the Inca Cat Series)

The intelligence and allure of cats has always enchanted me. Writing the Inca Cat Series arose out of the blue. I had never dreamed of writing stories for children. My specialty, due to my work with the United Nations concentrated on reports of a technical nature. A world much removed from the milieu of children’s books. I never read romantic novels, science fiction nor fantasy stories. Detective stories on the other hand have me hooked. I am rather nostalgic and like a more ordered world. From watching and interacting with both my cats, Inca and Cara, the Inca Cat Series was born. Loving a good mystery, when I started writing about the cat adventures, the ideas started flowing. The idea for the Inca Cat Series came to me, rather from living and observation- and the details in a strange way, from reading rather than from living or observation. The “Christmas Cats” followed and the third “Cats in Provence” is currently bubbling. I don't think we choose our genre, I think that a genre chooses us or should I say, Inca and Cara made the choice inevitable.
R.F. Kristi holds a doctorate in economic development and has worked for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations Education, Science & Cultural Organization (UNESCO). She has traveled and lived in many countries around the globe. She is fluent in English and French.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Christmas Cats: Inca Cat Series Book 2 by R.F. Kristi is set against the backdrop of the Christmas season where readers see Inca getting ready to enjoy the festivities with her Siamese sister, Cara, her Tabby brother, Fromage, and Charlotte, their adopted hamster. Things change when Boss, the Rottweiler dog who lives down the street next to Polo’s house, comes to them asking for help as his owner was soon going to lose his home. Inca promises to help him on one condition, that he will be nicer to the cats around him.

With the help of their neighbors - Polo the Pekingese, and Monk, the Blue Russian cat - Inca forms a detective team to help Boss. Will they be successful in helping Boss with his problems revolving around the eviction of his owner? Polo’s master, Raoul, is also suspected to be injured and incapacitated and being cared for by some locals in a remote village near the Himalayas. Will that mystery also be solved by Inca and her team, and will Raoul be able to get back home for Christmas?

The story is entertaining and engaging and it’s a must-read for all pet lovers, especially cat lovers as it highlights the intelligence of these feline creatures. All the characters - felines, dogs, hamster, and humans - are well portrayed. The illustrations are colorful and adorable and connect young readers well with all the characters in the story. The bonds of friendship and Inca’s leadership qualities stand out in the story and it also captures the essence of the Christmas season beautifully.