Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Moo by Sharon Creech

Hi, Sharon Creech! Welcome to Watch. Connect. Read. I'm so excited and honored you dropped by to finish my sentences and celebrate Moo. It is a MOO-velous book! (Sorry! I couldn’t resist.) 

Thank you, Mr. Schu, for Moo’s warm welcome!

Photo credit: Karin Leuthy
Reena and Luke share some attributes with my grandchildren. Like Reena, our granddaughter took on a feisty cow and learned her way around the show ring, and like Luke, our grandson draws cool, imaginative figures.

Moo takes place in a coastal Maine town where ‘the mountains meet the sea,’ and which resembles Camden, Maine.

Photo credit: Karin Leuthy
I think Zora is a lot like her owner, Mrs. Falala:  stubborn and ornery, but at heart kind and lonely.

Moo was inspired by ‘real life’. Four years ago our daughter, son-in-law and their two children (my grandchildren) moved to Maine, where my granddaughter joined a 4-H program at a local farm and introduced us all to the charms—and sometimes stubbornness–of cows.

School libraries are the magical, beating hearts of schools.

Reading is the golden key that opens infinite doors.

Mr. Schu, you should have asked me what I am working on now, but I can’t tell you, for secret reasons.*

*That’s what E.B.White said one time when declining an invitation, and I use it a lot. 

Borrow Moo from your school or public library. Whenever possible, please support independent bookshops. 

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