Welcome to Books In A Box

Maureen Cooper, author of Books in a BoxBooks In A Box is an exciting new concept in children’s stories based in Devon. Join Ben the dog, Sam-Puss the cat and all of their friends on their many adventures.

Maureen Cooper, 78, moved down to Torquay with her family in the late 1980s. After a long exciting life together, her husband sadly passed away after a difficult battle with cancer. Maureen decided to try and balance her grief with work and started writing stories about her pet dog and cat based in the village of Cockington, where she made many happy memories with her family.

Maureen has her own weekly radio show which now gathers hundreds of listeners from all over the world.

Whilst her stories are primarily aimed at young children, there is plenty of content for parents and adults to enjoy too.

Maureen says, “Watching a smile appear on a young child’s face is worth waiting for. The “wow” factor is tangible. You see first the apprehension, then the relief, then the happiness in their eyes as they realise that everything is alright.”

“The underlying theme of the stories is to promote good manners, kindness, politeness and respect. Love is all very well in itself, but without respect for oneself and others, there are no values at all.”

The first story, ‘Ben, Sam-Puss & The Tiny Snail’ is available to buy with the rest of this popular series soon to follow!