Misterton dance school proprietor, Tracey Everett-Fox has donated a copy of The Rice Mice to Misterton Library. Written by 10-year-old Taylor Louise Rose, from Misterton, she was inspired when her godfather, Kevin, was rushed into intensive care suffering from coronavirus. The book will be incorporated into the library’s stock and available to borrowers from across the county.
When the excellent care and dedication of NHS doctors and nurses eventually saved Kevin’s life, Taylor resolved to thank them. And so, she wrote The Rice Mice for the children of key workers (and others) to enjoy, and to raise funds for NHS charities.
Writing a book is hard enough for a primary school-aged child, but Taylor had more of a disadvantage than most. Born in France, all her schooling was in French until she and her family returned to the UK in 2019. She started at her new school in Misterton in spring 2019 and very quickly had to learn a new skill… writing in English! What began as a task from her Dad during ‘lockdown’ has led to her first book.
The Rice Mice is a heart-warming story of a family of mice, which secretly shares a house with a family of humans. Only Bomber, the black cat, knows they exist… or so they think! Eventually, and quite by mistake, they come face to face with the household’s two children, with hilarious consequences! Beautifully illustrated by Epworth’s talented Anna Fleet, primary school-aged children will love The Rice Mice and its adorable characters. It is priced at £6.99 plus postage and packaging and is available from Misterton’s independent publisher, JJMoffs, based at the Grove House Farm (call 01427 671486 or 07887 887695 or see www.jjmoffs.co.uk).