'One Christmas Eve, some years ago, a ginger kitten wandered along a street on the far side of town. He was hungry, and cold and wet.' Bertie McGinty finds the kitten and christens him Holy Socks. Soon the pair are inseparable. Even after Bertie's death, Holy Socks sticks by his master and takes up home in the church near his grave. Captivated by Holy Socks as she sits in church, young Christie calls out, 'Can I keep the cat?' Father John, by way of answer, tells everyone the story of Holy Socks. A heart warming tale with beautiful illustrations.
Dawn McMillan is a writer of children's books and educational readers, who lives north of Thames. Formerly a primary school teacher, she has authored numerous books including Why Do Dogs Sniff Bottoms?, Colour the Stars and the best-selling I Need a New Bum. Philip Webb is a highly regarded illustrator of books including Alligator Alley, A Quiet Night and school journals. He lives in Wellington.