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Barbara Ann

31 children’s books by the writer and illustrator

Policeman Pete and the Hungry Sheep

Barbara Ann

Policeman Pete and the Hungry Sheep

This short story was based upon the winter of 1963 which saw the country in the grip of severe snowfalls and record breaking cold temperatures. January and February saw many of the Saddleworth villages cut off for days on end ...

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Policeman Pete and Nicola to the Rescue

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Policeman Pete and Nicola to the Rescue

This is a very special book that happened by chance as I met up with Sue, Nicola Hughes's mum, at a charity fund raising event in Diggle. For those who do not know, Nicola Hughes was one of the ...

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Policeman Pete and the Clever Squirrel

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Policeman Pete and the Clever Squirrel

My father, who is now 80 years of age has always made various contraptions over the years. This story is about a squirrel feeding table that he had put together that was actually crow and magpie-proof. Yes, the squirrel was ...

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Policeman Pete and the Orphan Duckling

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Policeman Pete and the Orphan Duckling

This short story happened to one of our ducklings who we call Cheeky. He had been pushed out of the nest so we had hand reared him in the farm house next to the Aga. My two children Sarah and ...

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Policeman Pete and the Broody Hen

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Policeman Pete and the Broody Hen

Lovely short story about the family hens. They all had their own little characters. Freckles was always disappearing, as she seemed to be forever broody but made a perfect mum.

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Policeman Pete and the Jumping Frog

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Policeman Pete and the Jumping Frog

This short story happened a few years ago to one of the farm labourers as he was working on repairing a dry stone wall. The frog actually jumped down the front of his shirt to the great amusement of his ...

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Policeman Pete and the Missing Geese

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Policeman Pete and the Missing Geese

The winter of 1993 saw record temperatures dropping rapidly, causing the pond next to the farm yard to freeze over very quickly. The two geese were actually rescued by straddling a long ladder from the bank to the island. With ...

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