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Something to Tell the Grandcows [Hardcover]

By Eileen Spinelli (Author) & Bill Slavin (Illustrator)
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Hoping to have an adventure to impress her grandcows, Emmadine Cow joins Admiral Richard E. Byrd on his 1933 expedition to the South Pole.

Publishers Description
Emmadine Cow leads a normal life on Farmer Fergus's farm. But while swatting horseflies and chasing crows out of the corn are all well and good, what Emmadine really longs for is an "adventure," something she could tell her grandcows about. And so when she learns that Admiral Richard E. Byrd was looking for a few good cows to take with him to the South Pole, she volunteers.

Loosely based on an actual historical event, Eileen Spinelli's humorous tale of Emmadine's adventures will delight young readers everywhere, while Bill Slavin's bold illustrations bring this very unique cow to life.

Awards and Recognitions
Something to Tell the Grandcows by Eileen Spinelli & Bill Slavin has received the following awards and recognitions -

  • Black-Eyed Susan Award - 2005-2006 Nominee - Picture Book category
  • Grand Canyon Reader Award - 2007 Nominee - Picture Book category

Citations And Professional Reviews
Something to Tell the Grandcows by Eileen Spinelli & Bill Slavin has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Kirkus Review - Children - 01/01/2004 page 41
  • Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks - 03/01/2004 page 296
  • School Library Journal - 03/01/2004 page 181
  • Booklist - 04/01/2004 page 1370
  • Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/2004 page 360
  • Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/2004 page 360

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
Pages   32
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.25" Width: 10.25" Height: 8.5"
Weight:   0.9 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Feb 1, 2004
Publisher   Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
Grade Level  Multiple Grades  
Age  4-8
ISBN  080285236X  
ISBN13  9780802852366  

Availability  0 units.

More About Eileen Spinelli & Bill Slavin

Eileen Spinelli Eileen Spinelli is no stranger to the Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers list. Since her debut in 1991 with Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, an IRA/CBC Children's Choice book and Christopher Award winner, she has gone on to author numerous picture books, poetry collections, and chapter books, including the best-selling When Mama Comes Home Tonight, and the critically acclaimed Sophie's Masterpiece. Eileen lives in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

Eileen Spinelli currently resides in West Chester, in the state of Pennsylvania.

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1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > Animals > General > Fiction
3Books > Subjects > Children > History & Historical Fiction > Fiction > Exploration & Discoveries
4Books > Subjects > Children > Literature > Action & Adventure
5Books > Subjects > Children > Literature > Humorous
6Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Explore the World > Fiction > Polar Regions
7Books > Subjects > Children > Series > Early Reader

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great service...everything exactly like i wanted.  May 15, 2008
the product was in wonderful condition, as i expected. i couldn't believe how quickly this book arrived. the price was so low, i will shop here again soon. i highly recommend buying here.
amusing combination of fiction and non-fiction  Mar 10, 2004
Emmadine. a cow, joins Admiral Byrd's 1933 expedition to the South Pole. Factual information about the South Pole is blended with the details of Emmadine's escapades, impressions, and adventures in the coldest place on earth. All the while she is collecting memories to tell to her "grandcows" when she gets home to the farm.

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