Fans of Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech’s Love That Dog and Hate That Cat will love her New York Times bestselling tween novel, Moo.
Following one circle of relatives’s momentous move from the town to rural Maine, an unexpected bond develops between twelve-year-old Reena and one very ornery cow. Now to be had in paperback, this uplifting tale reminds us that if we’re open to new experiences, life is filled with surprises.
When Reena, her little brother, Luke, and their parents first move to Maine, Reena doesn’t know what to anticipate. She’s able for beaches, blueberries, and all of the lobster she will eat. As a substitute, her parents “volunteer” Reena and Luke to work for an eccentric neighbor named Mrs. Falala, who has a pig named Paulie, a cat named China, a snake named Edna—and that stubborn cow, Zora.
This heartwarming story, told in a blend of poetry and prose, reveals the bonds that emerge after we let others into our lives.