Spalding author Dicksie Moss has released her latest children’s book, called The Finding of Kitty Baloo.
This heart-warming tale in verse tells of a stray feline, separated from mother and sibling, who turns up at Holme Farm.
There is farmer Jabez Crunk, his wife Martha and children Jacob and Lillah, who soon name her and adopt her as the farm cat.
Winter then spring, pass into summer and Kitty is growing up. During the cycle of the farming year there are delightful encounters with various farm animals – dogs, sheep, pigs and poultry – and a fearful one with a fox. To top it all she wins first prize in the County Show Best Farm Pet competition.
A few days later a farmer neighbour comes with a big box and an even bigger surprise. This story can be read to chikldren aged five and above and is for reading age eight to 12.
Dicksie was born in Kirkaldy, Fife during World War Two. Married with two children and three grandchildren, she has written poetry and verse from an early age and was four times a finalist in the American Open Poetry Competition. Her autobiography of growing up in post war Britain was published in 1993. She has lived in Spalding for the past 19 years.