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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.

Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:288 pages

    Moo Reviews

  • Rashika (is tired)
    Sep 03, 2016

    ***This review has also been posted on The Social Potato THIS BOOK The truth is that this book was A M A Z I N G. Displaced children are a common theme in a lot of middle grade novels but this o...

  • Kellee
    Jun 27, 2016

    It all revolves around a cow. An ornery, wonderful cow that helps a girl find home, a woman find closure, a boy share a passion, and a family settle down. Fans of any Creech work, though especially Lo...

  • Donna
    May 22, 2016

    Great story about change, neighbors, and finding strength in strange places.Reena narrates this heartwarming story about one city family's move to rural Maine. There, Reena and her brother Luke are vo...

  • Sara Grochowski
    Sep 10, 2016

    In elementary school Sharon Creech was one of my favorite authors and, to put it simply, she's still got it. MOO is a sweet story about a young girl whose family leaves the big city, relocating to Mai...

  • Susan  Person
    Oct 10, 2016

    After their family moves from busy NYC to rural Maine, Reena and her little brother Luke are able to ride their bikes all around town. Just before the farm at the end of town is Mrs. Falala's house. T...

  • Brandy Painter
    Aug 28, 2016

    The story here is fine. I guess. Incredibly predictable and cliché, but there's nothing terrible about it. The characters are fairly stock with little development. There is definitely emotional manip...

  • Erin Stephens
    Jul 24, 2016

    THIS BOOK WAS SO CUTE!! I slowly read this book while reading other things but it can be read in one sitting. This book is such a cute middle grade novel and I think anyone of any age can get somethin...

  • Patrick
    Sep 03, 2016

    I've been looking forward to this newest Creech novel for some time. It didn't disappoint. Beautiful writing. The format was fresh and unique. I'll be looking at cows in a whole new way. ...

  • Karen
    Aug 10, 2016

    Adorable, engaging read....

  • Angela Juline
    Oct 20, 2016

    Delightful...I love Sharon Creech and I will be buying this for my elementary library.Favorite verse from the book:Sometimes I had toclose my eyesto rest them fromall the new everythingspouring in....