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Lisa Packard


Outstanding, Primary, Sharon Creech, Cows, Maine, State Fair, New Experiences

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Book Review


On a whim, Reena's parents decide to move to Maine just because she said they should. When she arrives, twelve-year-old Reena expects to have fun riding bikes, visiting beaches, and making new friends, but her parents volunteer her and her brother to help their neighbor, Mrs. Falala, with her very ornery cow, Zora, to train Zora to be in the state fair. Although Reena starts out very unwilling to do anything, she eventually learns how to control Zora and is able to enter her into the fair. She becomes good friends with some farmers and even Zora, although ornery, is very nice to be around.