The Adventures of Clara Jean

A Pygmy Goat with an Attitude

by Kay Mosser Illustrated by Grandchildren



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/19/2024

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 32
ISBN : 9781665753722
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 32
ISBN : 9781665753715
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 32
ISBN : 9781665753708

About the Book

Clara Jean came to us as a rescue mission. Her mother couldn't care for her, so she needed lots of love, and my children were very good at this. The story begins with this fuzzy, tiny, black bundle of cuteness that was a pygmy goat. From day one, she considered herself part of the family—an actual person! And she made my kids her own kids. She wasn't as big as the three-legged family cat, so how much trouble could she be? Well, she certainly taught us! 1. Don’t leave her alone at home! Ever! 2. Even goats can teach a human a lesson. 3. If the house door opens, then a pygmy goat will dart right in. The kids chased her back outside, and the kids and goat all seemed to enjoy the exercise. 4. People sit on sofas, but pygmy goats get to JUMP on them! As Clara Jean grew up, she learned lots of ways to entertain her kids…and how to aggravate the adults in her life. What will she do next? This book was written by the author to record and preserve some of the family stories that evolved around her life, including her husband, their five children, and some farm animals. As she related some of the kid-and-creature stories to her own grandchildren, they kept asking for more! The Adventures of Clara Jean are only one of the many stories she has written, but it’s certainly one of the family’s favorites! Read about Clara Jean’s many adventures with her adoptive family in this short story that entails a variety of antics and life lessons learned about pygmy goats and kids.

About the Author

This book was written by Kay Mosser as an effort to record some family stories for her children and grandchildren. The Clara Jean episodes are one of many stories evolving from living in a country atmosphere with all the fun and learning experiences it provided. The author and her family raised a variety of farm animals, along with five children. She writes from the perspective of a mother and a participant. She states that she was equally amused by the children and their creatures. Educated as a teacher, this mother and grandmother has always been interested in children and most particularly in encouraging their reading. She feels that her family has created its own story and produced many little footprints. Her goal is for the readers to be able to enjoy her children as much as she did! Aside from writing, the author also enjoys sewing, quilting, karate, genealogy, and painting. Some of the illustrations in the book are hers and her grandchildren's.