Love That Sharon Creech!

If you haven’t read Moo: a novel by Sharon Creech, find it and enjoy a wonderful story told by a master storyteller.


            a wide silk of bluesilver

            spotted with treegreen islands


            a banner of bluewhite sky

If you loved reading Love That Dog and Hate That Cat, you will not want to miss Sharon Creech’s newest tween novel, Moo. This story is about a family’s momentous move from the city to rural Maine, and an unexpected bond that develops between twelve-year-old Reena and one very ornery cow.

When the family moves to Maine, Reena is dreaming of picking blueberries and eating all the lobster she wants. Instead, she and her younger brother Luke are volunteered by their mother to help an eccentric neighbor named Mrs. Falala who has a pig named Paulie, a cat named China, a parrot named Crockett, a snake named Edna, and an enormous belted Galloway named Zora.  What happens next is amazing…

Moo by Sharon CreechTold in a blend of poetry and prose with defining variation in print of different fonts and sizes and unusual placements of words on pages to create word pictures for the reader, this delightful story will warm your heart. It is just right for so many middle schoolers who are stuck between wanting to be children and wanting to be adults. The story has a full range of emotions from light and funny to sad and reflective. The characters are so different that they complement each other completely.

Moo is a story about opening our minds and hearts to new experiences and letting others into our life so that we can grow, develop relationships and insights, and be renewed. Themes of loss, friendship, courage, and family are represented here in a story to love long after you finish reading the final page!

I am participating in #SOL17. Thanks to the twowritingteachers blog team for creating this wonderful writing community for reading, writing, sharing, and responding!slice-of-life2


10 thoughts on “Love That Sharon Creech!

  1. I enjoyed Moo very much–I listened to the audio version of it. I thought it was really well done–though I loved her Walk Two Moons (I think that’s the name) best. If you liked the format of Moo I highly, highly recommend The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary.

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