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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)
    Jul 10, 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 24, 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...

  • 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...

  • Donna
    Jan 03, 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
    Dec 30, 2015

    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...

  • 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....

  • Patrick
    Dec 31, 2015

    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. ...

  • 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...

  • Brittany
    Dec 11, 2016

    This was so so so cute. I adored Reena. She is head-strong and brave and smart and inquisitive. I love how she approaches life and defends her beliefs. This book is an excellent mix of a coming of age...

  • Kathy
    Oct 01, 2016

    Creech is a blue ribbon baker turning out her biscuits on the morning of Fair. Her simple ingredients, light touch and skill make these characters, and their story, rise off the page and right into ou...