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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...

  • 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....

  • 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...

  • 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. ...

  • Destinee Sutton
    Sep 06, 2016

    I wanted to like this, but I found it boring. It reminded me too much of Defiance. Both books are about a kid who meets an eccentric old lady with a cow. The old lady helps the kid see the world diffe...

  • Susan  Dunn
    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...

  • Kaylin
    Feb 27, 2017

    This book is a children's book. It is probably the best book that I have read so far in my life. I went t0 my local library and the librarian picked for me. She told me the author and I shared the sam...