Through her unique, poetic language, Sharon Creech tells the story of Reena and her family. Tired of life in the bustling and fast-paced city, they make a dramatic switch to a small, farming town in Maine. Reena dreams of beaches, blueberries, and lobster. Instead, her parents “volunteer” Reena and her brother Luke as farm helpers for an eccentric neighbor.
Creech uses stubborn farm animals and interesting characters to teach powerful lessons. Reena’s experiences make an uplifting story about how kindness and trying new things can change lives. Moo is a great family story to read alone or with others.
Recommended ages--8-12 years