This uplifting New York Times bestseller reminds us that if we're open to new experiences, life is full of surprises. Fans of Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech's Love That Dog and Hate That Cat will love her newest tween novel, Moo. 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.
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by Sharon Creech
by Andrew Shvarts
by Linda Lael Miller
by Lauren DeStefano
"Reena and her younger brother are excited about their family's decision to leave the city for a new life in Maine--until their parents volunteer them to help grumpy Mrs. Falala with her obstinate cow, Zora. With MOO's small cast of characters and Sharon Creech's customary poetic frugality with words, the importance of the audiobook's narration quality is outsized. Brittany Pressley's youthful voice is perfect for the two siblings. She also does a fair job with Maine accents, though she struggles with Mrs. Falala's Italian one. Still, Pressley sets a believable mood. As the siblings gain skill with Zora, we hear them grow in confidence, and we hear the proportional softening of Mrs. Falala. Zora plays a major role; her oft-repeated line is a surprisingly diminutive, "moo." L.T. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"
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