A Novel

eBook - 2016
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Follows the efforts of twelve-year-old Reena, who has recently moved to rural Maine, to adjust to a new environment while unexpectedly bonding with an ornery cow.
Publisher: New York :, HarperCollins,, 2016
ISBN: 9780062415271
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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Feb 12, 2019

Cute and sometimes funny, sweet and sentimental. Moo was a quick read and fun, but it was also pretty predictable.

Jan 17, 2019

Sharon Creech has a wonderful way of writing about animals and the people in their orbit. The primary animal in Moo is, of course, cows. When a city girl (Reena) and her family relocate to a small town in Maine, she gets a crash course in farm animals. Her mom volunteers their services to a neighbor and they are soon learning about show cows and taking care of them. This novel has a delightful sense of place and I loved reading the author's lyrical prose. You definitely need to read this one in print form to enjoy Creech's way with words.

VaughanPLDaniela Dec 06, 2018

This is a very sweet and sentimental novel. It transported me back to childhood when I spent many days riding and taking care of horses. I loved the relationship between twelve-year-old Reena and her little brother. I appreciated the message that when we are kind and giving toward others, we are also benefiting ourselves and growing as individuals. It is a sentiment we could all learn from.

Jun 26, 2018

The book Moo was happy and then sad.📖
This is a great book for all ages. 📖
It is one of the Golden Sowers for 2018. 📖

I Love This Book!!!!!!!😀😀😀😀😀😀😀

pswright May 04, 2018

I thoroughly enjoyed the audio version of this story. Now I'll look for the book to see how it is organized on paper. This title will be a great suggestion for readers who love animals.

Apr 24, 2018

A lighthearted story that makes you want to leave the city and move to a little community near the Ocean. Moo is a sweet story about finding friendships in the most unexpected places.

Sep 27, 2017

The ending did not work for me, the sad part or the wrapped-up-in-a-bow part. Too bad a city girl taking an ornery cow to the fair wasn't considered dramatic enough to lead to a different denouement.

Sep 25, 2017

A 2018-2019 Missouri Mark Twain Readers Award preliminary nominee (grades 4-6).

A novel in verse. A fish out of water story about 2 city kids who move to rural Maine seemingly on a whim and are forced to volunteer on a farm for an eccentric neighbor.

It's cute. It just seemed pretty predictable to me and lacked the charm of some of Creech's other books.

Jun 09, 2017

yay for this book i did it for a novel study at school and it worked perfectly woo hoo i <3 this book

i also <3 sharks

JCLEmilyD Mar 14, 2017

I've enjoyed every book I've read by Sharon Creech! This one was about a brother and sister, Luke and Reena, who befriend a cranky old lady and start caring for her animals, including a stubborn cow named Zora. Reena, born and raised in NYC doesn't consider herself outdoorey and certainly doesn't know how to care for a cow. This novel in verse tells the story of Reena and Zora. Well worth the read.

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Sep 27, 2017

My mother had been a reporter and could not help asking questions. She would talk with anyone about anything, and people told her things they might not even tell their family or friends.


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