Troubador Badger and Crab's Adventure

Released: 28/01/2018

ISBN: 9781788038041

eISBN: 9781788034067

Format: Paperback/eBook

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Badger and Crab's Adventure

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Featuring the unique friendship between a badger and a crab 
Narrative with a focus on the importance of friendship
For 7-9 year olds– containing entertaining and lively illustrations by Shrewsbury based artist Carol Davies

Badger has strayed from his normal night time feeding territory. He is hungry and is searching for food along the high tide mark on the beach. He hears someone call for help. He is reluctant to forgo his search for supper but his conscience tells him he should.

A crab is trapped under a large rock and Badger has to struggle hard to free him. Crab is not very gracious but eventually suggests that Badger joins him the following night for a fishy feast. Badger accepts and enjoys a banquet of sprats but subsequently Crab fails to turn up for a repeat meal, leaving Badger very hungry. 

Crab later overhears a conversation between two Moonfaces inferring that there will be a night time raid on a nearby badger sett. Crab’s conscience now pricks him and he sets off into unknown territory to warn Badger that he is in danger. But will he succeed?  

The book features a range of other characters including Fox, Grey Squirrel, Tawny Owl and Mrs Badger. It will appeal to children 7-9 years, and parents who may well be reading it!

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Catherine Trimby

I have five grandchildren and live in rural Shropshire. There are field cameras in my garden and I regularly watch the night time visits of foxes and badgers. I am a keen gardener and interested in all kinds of wild life. Conservation is also important to me.

I spent five years at boarding school in Surrey and then trained in stage management and production at The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. I worked for several years in repertory theatre before joining the BBC TV Drama Department in London. It was a great experience working on the first episodes of <'Dr Who'> in 1963, followed by <'The Forsyte Saga'>and BBC2 Classic Serials. I then spent nearly three years in New Zealand.

Volunteering has always been important to me and I was one of Shropshire's longest serving magistrates and also Chairman of the Shrewsbury Bench. Currently I work for the Independent Monitoring Board in a women's prison. I have written three novels, using my criminal justice experience.

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