Thorndike Press


  • Sharon Creech
  • Offered By: Thorndike Striving Reader
  • ISBN-10: 1432874322
  • ISBN-13: 9781432874322
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: .69 lbs ( .31 kgs)
  • 302 Pages | Paperback
  • Published/Released February 2020
  • Bestsellers



A New York Times BestsellerA Newbery Medal Winning Author

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.

Age Range: 8-12 | Grade Level: 3-7 | Lexile Measure: 790L