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Publisher Comments:

It’s a cold December night and Fancy, the Stegner family’s cow, is about to give birth. Out pops Little Joe, a huge bull calf, and with him comes nine-year-old Eli’s first chance to raise an animal to show at next fall’s county fair. Over the next ten months, Eli, and Little Joe, learn some hard lessons about growing up and what it means to take on bigger responsibilities, especially when it comes to taking care of another living thing. But one thing Eli is trying not to think about is what will happen to Little Joe after the fair: it’s auction time, and he’ll have to sell Little Joe!

 

In this appealing and heartwarming story that’s reminiscent of James Herriot’s books, Eli comes to terms with some of the realities of life on his family’s farm, and in the outside world, as he raises his first bull calf for competition. Told in a straightforward and appealing text, brimming with lush details about the natural world of the farm, and with characters that are sure to appeal to readers, Eli’s story is one that may not be familiar to every kid, but the themes of growing up and learning some difficult lessons will appeal to kids and adults alike.

Synopsis:

Wallace and Elliott deliver a heartwarming and appealing story about a young farm boy, his first calf, and the preparations both go through before the county fair. Illustrations.

About the Author

Sandra Neil Wallace is a former television sportscaster at ESPN and has written for various magazines for both children and adults. Until recently she lived next door to a family-owned and -operated cattle farm in eastern Pennsylvania, which provided the inspiration for her debut novel, Little Joe, as well as much of the technical information in the book. She now lives in Keene, New Hampshire, with her husband and fellow Knopf author, Rich Wallace.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375860973
Author:
Neil Wallace, Sandra
Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Illustrator:
Elliott, Mark
Author:
Sandra Neil Wallace
Author:
Elliott, Mark
Subject:
Animals - General
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
Lifestyles - Farm Life & Ranch Life
Subject:
Children s-General
Publication Date:
20100831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.38x5.86x.78 in. .68 lbs.
Age Level:
08-10

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