"It's all very well helping a young meerkat who's been poisoned by a scorpion. But when you've made friends with the whole Duwara tribe of meerkats, and you discover that they're at war with the Utongo, you may find yourself involved in that too, even if you're only a little black-and-white cat. And when you realize that the two tribes are fighting because each one believes it lives under The One True Sun, then you may have to undertake a very dangerous journey to help them see things differently. You may have to go through The Gorge."
The Meerkat Wars was a fun and easy-to-read middle grade novel. The novel is one of a series of books with the same protagonist, but the book has little mention of Sheena's previous or later adventures until the last section. Although I was initially unsure about reading it, I highly suggest it to early middle or late elementary school students.
The Meerkat Wars had a fun and developed plot. The characters were thoroughly loveable and highly developed. At times, I felt the novel was young (although it did encompass some topics like war) although well fit for an ambitious late elementary school student. The story resolved well and did have an ending and beginning where it would be appropriate to continue the series.
Additionally, The Meerkat Wars really explored the concept of accepting others beliefs (although after a certain and adequate amount of proof). It also explored strategies over action and really promoted teamwork. I completely recommend this novel for younger children and suggest it as a gift for that special holiday.
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