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Moo

Moo
Sharon Creech
HarperCollins, 2016
Source: E-Galley, Library
Audience: Children, Younger Teens

From Goodreads:
Fans of Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech’s Love That Dog and Hate That Cat will love her newest tween novel, Moo. This uplifting tale reminds us that if we’re open to new experiences, life is full of surprises. Following one family’s momentous move from the city to rural Maine, an unexpected bond develops between twelve-year-old Reena and one very ornery cow.

When Reena, her little brother, Luke, and their parents first move to Maine, Reena doesn’t know what to expect. She’s ready for beaches, blueberries, and all the lobster she can eat. Instead, 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 when we let others into our lives.

Maine! Moo was about a family moving to MAINE. One of my favorite places. What a pleasant surprise! It was a great tale of friendship that crosses generations and teaches that first impressions should be given second chances. I enjoyed watching Reena, Luke and Mrs. Falala grow as characters and children will love it. In spite of sad events, the ending was still happy and I’m glad that I read it.

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