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Moo A Novel

by Creech, Sharon,

Format: Kindle Book 2016 2016
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"A lyrical account of 12-year-old Reena's move to rural Maine follows her efforts to adjust to a new environment while unexpectedly bonding with an ornery cow."--Provided by publisher.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "When 12-year-old Reena, her younger brother, and their parents move from New York City to a small town in Maine, the differences are apparent: a slower pace and a quieter place where the kids are free to bike around town on their own. Almost immediately, their mother volunteers their services to Mrs. Falala, an elderly Italian woman who needs help with her cow. From their first job, shoveling manure, they progress to putting a halter on moody Zora, the Belted Galloway cow they gradually befriend. Reena learns to show her at the upcoming fair. The first-person narrative, written partly in prose and partly in free verse, features a city girl facing challenges that strengthen her body and broaden her thinking. The cover design links it to Creech's previous novels in verse, Love That Dog (2001) and Hate That Cat (2008), and with its distinctive near-rural setting, this highly readable, down-to-earth chapter book offers a refreshing change of pace from most realistic fiction.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2016 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "In a book that could have easily been titled Love That Cow (or Hate That Cow, actually) Newbery Medalist Creech uses short chapters that blend poems and prose to trace a displaced city girl's adjustment to life in a "boat-bobbing/ sea salty harbor town" in Maine. After 12-year-old Reena's parents move the family to Maine from "a harlequin city/ of sights and noises,/ of museums and parks and music," there's more in store for Reena and her younger brother, Luke, than cold weather, lobster, and blueberries-starting with elderly Mrs. Falala and her menagerie of pets, including Zora, a cow as cantankerous as her owner. At their parents urging, Reena and Luke begin helping Mrs. Falala with chores, and before long Reena has agreed to take care of Zora and show her at the local fair, which requires work, patience, and help from more experienced livestock handlers. As Reena learns that a little kindness works wonders for both people and animals, Creech's spare narrative creates vivid, emotion-packed images of landscapes, characters, and "that/ wild-eyed/ heifer," Zora, that will stay with readers. Ages 8-12. Agent: Amy Berkower, Writers House. (Aug.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Animals Juvenile fiction
Livestock Juvenile fiction
Cows Fiction
Human-animal relationships Fiction
Country life Maine Fiction
Juvenile Literature
Juvenile Fiction
Electronic books.
Publisher New York :HarperCollins2016
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
Format: Kindle Book
Format: OverDrive Read
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Description 1 online resource
ISBN 9780062415271
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