The Adventures of Sir Goblin, the Feline Knight
is a young adult novel by Barbara E. Moss of Westport, MA, and published by
Polar Bear and Company of Solon, ME. It tells the tale of an ordinary
tomcat who lived during the Middle Ages. At a time when cats were often
tortured and killed for the supposed association with witches, Sir Goblin
becomes a hero by saving the life of a nobleman. He is knighted and
honored in his village. Finding himself thrust into the center of
extraordinary events he saves lives, solves crimes, reveals a secret plot and
changes the destiny of a struggling medieval village. He does all of this
not by using any magic powers, but just his good cat sense.
While the stories have a touch of fantasy in that most cats do not become
detectives, the historic background is well researched and an effort made to
present a realistic picture of the joys and concerns of medieval life. For
a story chock full of knights in shining armor, castles, feasts and fairs, and
all things medieval, join Sir Goblin on his adventures.
This is the book I've been working on for a long time, and comes from my
heart. I've always wanted to write a book about a heroic cat, similar to
the sorts of books (Lassie, the Black Stallion) that are out there for young
readers who are dog and horse lovers.
It sells for $15.95, plus $2.23 in postage. It is well illustrated and
is 310 pages long. It can be ordered from Amazon.com or directly from the
When ordered from the author, a signed copy will be sent upon receipt
of $15.95 plus postage ($1.42--book rate; $2.21--first class; in the U.S.), .
Barbara can be reached at:
Barbara E. Moss
16 Ivy Meadows Lane
Westport, MA 02790
Barbara Moss' cat writings have appeared in Cats and Kittens Magazine,
The New Bedford Standard Times, Habitat for Cats Newsletter, and
Furry Friends Frolics, among others. She holds a degree in biology
and has kept cats for many years. The Adventures of Sir Goblin, the Feline Knight
is her latest book.