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More than anything, Beatrice longs to be a schoolgirl. But in her small African village, only children who can afford uniforms and books can go to school. Beatrice knows that with six children to care for, her family is much too poor. andlt;BRandgt; But then Beatrice receives a wonderful gift from some people far away — a goat! Fat and sleek as a ripe mango, Mugisa (which means "luck") gives milk that Beatrice can sell. With Mugisa's help, it looks as if Beatrice's dream may come true after all. andlt;BRandgt; Page McBrier and Lori Lohstoeter beautifully recount this true story about how one child, given the right tools, is able to lift her family out of poverty. Thanks to Heifer Project International — a charitable organization that donates livestock to poor communities around the world — other families like Beatrice's will also have a chance to change their lives.

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More than anything, Beatrice longs to be a schoolgirl. But in her small African village, only children who can afford uniforms and books can go to school. Beatrice knows that with six children to care for, her family is much too poor.

But then Beatrice receives a wonderful gift from some people far away — a goat! Fat and sleek as a ripe mango, Mugisa (which means "luck") gives milk that Beatrice can sell. With Mugisa's help, it looks as if Beatrice's dream may come true after all.

Page McBrier and Lori Lohstoeter beautifully recount this true story about how one child, given the right tools, is able to lift her family out of poverty. Thanks to Heifer Project International — a charitable organization that donates livestock to poor communities around the world — other families like Beatrice's will also have a chance to change their lives.

About the Author

andlt;Iandgt;Page McBrierandlt;/Iandgt; is a freelance writer and the author of many books for children, including andlt;Iandgt;Confessions of a Reluctant Elfandlt;/Iandgt; and a number of books in the Treehouse Times and the Oliver and Company series, among others. In addition to writing, she has led theater workshops and taught drama in elementary schools. Ms. McBrier currently serves on the board of an arts afterschool program for middle school children. She lives with her husband and their two sons in Rowayton, Connecticut.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780689824609
Afterword:
Lohstoeter, Lori
Author:
Clinton, Hillary Rodham
Illustrator:
Lohstoeter, Lori
Author:
McBrier, Page
Author:
Lohstoeter, Lori
Afterword by:
Clinton, Hillary Rodham
Afterword:
Clinton, Hillary Rodham
Author:
Rodham-Clinton, Hillary
Publisher:
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Location:
New York, N.Y.
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Ethnic - African American
Subject:
School & Education
Subject:
Social Situations - Homelessness & Poverty
Subject:
Blacks
Subject:
People & Places - Africa
Subject:
Goats
Subject:
Uganda
Subject:
Situations / Homelessness & Poverty
Subject:
Social Issues - Homelessness & Poverty
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
schoolgirl; African village; poor family; gift; poverty; Heifer Project International; Heifer; charity; charitable organization; donation; livestock; poor communities; true story; Africa; Hillary Rodham Clinton; Hillary Clinton; Clinton; life-changing; no
Subject:
schoolgirl; African village; poor family; gift; poverty; Heifer Project International; Heifer; charity; charitable organization; donation; livestock; poor communities; true story; Africa; Hillary Rodham Clinton; Hillary Clinton; Clinton; life-changing; no
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B221
Series Volume:
FS-145-00
Publication Date:
February 2001
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
9.5 x 10 in 15.89 oz
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
4-8

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More than anything, Beatrice longs to be a schoolgirl. But in her small African village, only children who can afford uniforms and books can go to school. Beatrice knows that with six children to care for, her family is much too poor.

But then Beatrice receives a wonderful gift from some people far away — a goat! Fat and sleek as a ripe mango, Mugisa (which means "luck") gives milk that Beatrice can sell. With Mugisa's help, it looks as if Beatrice's dream may come true after all.

Page McBrier and Lori Lohstoeter beautifully recount this true story about how one child, given the right tools, is able to lift her family out of poverty. Thanks to Heifer Project International — a charitable organization that donates livestock to poor communities around the world — other families like Beatrice's will also have a chance to change their lives.

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