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|Crookston Public Library||E S (Text)||33500009969239||Main||Available||-|
|Mahnomen Public Library||E S (Text)||33500009969254||Main||Available||-|
- ISBN: 0884483010 (hardcover : alk. paper)
- ISBN: 9780884483014 (hardcover : alk. paper)
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 27 cm.
- Edition: 1st hardcover ed.
- Publisher: Gardiner, Me. : Tilbury House, 2008.
|Summary, etc.:||After hearing a story about a girl in Uganda whose life is changed for the better by the gift of a goat, a class of fifth-graders pulls together to raise funds to make a similar donation to someone in need.|
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2008 June #1
Page McBrier's Beatrice's Goat (2001) introduced the work of Heifer International in a picture-book story about a girl whose family is changed by the gift of a goat. Illustrated in whimsical ink-and-watercolor artwork, this message-driven title by the daughter of the organization's founder shows kids how to get involved in Heifer's mission. After a teacher reads Beatrice's Goat to her fifth-grade class, her students work together to buy a goat for a needy family through Heifer's program. With an initial loan from their teacher, they prepare and sell healthy snacks, eventually earning more than enough to buy the animal, educating their school about Heifer's work in the process. The story, which includes interesting details of project management, is a clear advertisement for both Heifer and the rewards of community service. Still, teachers seeking portrayals of kids cooperating to make a difference, both in their communities and beyond, will find this book a welcome resource. Copyright 2008 Booklist Reviews.
Author Jan West Schrock's father, Dan West, was a midwestern farmer who served as a relief worker during the Spanish civil war. As he was handing out milk to needy children one day, he realized , "These children don't need a cup. They need a cow." When he returned home, he founded Heifers for Relief, and its first shipment of heifers was sent to Puerto Rico in 1944. Jan herself spent twenty-eight years as a classroom teacher, special needs teacher, and administrator, both in the United States and abroad. She is now a senior advisor for Heifer International, an organization that has grown to serve over 8.5 million people in more than 125 countries. Jan lives in Westbrook, Maine, but travels the world to talk about "passing on the gift." Aileen Darragh is a graphic artist and illustrator. She lives in Sanford, Maine, with her husband, her three girls, and their golden retriever Shadow. Her previous work includes To Touch a Cloud by Scott Arnold. Aileen provides volunteer graphic design services for her local library reading programs and for local school teachers. She and her kids love art projects of every kind: needlepoint, needlepunch, embroidery, sewing, beading, building doll houses, painting, drawing, and dyeing fabric. They have a chest of old clothes and love to dress up and put on impromptu plays (with the dog playing the prince when necessary). Aileen is also a working mom, as assistant to the CEO of Dole & Bailey, Inc. Black Beauty, the model for Give A Goat is owned by a friend of the family.
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