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Dadblamed Union Army Cow

By Susan Fletcher
Illustrated by Kimberly Bulcken Root

“Most picture-book war stories are long on history but short on humor until now. . . . Root’s droll style perfectly portrays the story with homespun flavor.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“That dadblamed cow!” She follows her owner into the Union army and then straight on south to fight in the war. She needs unstomped grass to eat, she gets stuck in the mud, and she’s just plain dangerous in battle. But this peculiar cow also gives the weary soldiers some surprising comforts. Based on stories and newspaper reports from the Civil War and full of lively illustrations, this is a heartwarming tale of one wonderfully dadblamed persistent cow.

  • Based on stories and newspaper reports from the Civil War.
  • A lively and uplifting Civil War story perfect for young readers.
  • A terrific read-aloud for the classroom

About the author

Susan Fletcher, the author of several novels for young readers, says, "I have never spent much time with cows, but I have lived with and adored a variety of dadblamed, headstrong pets." She lives in Wilsonville, Oregon.

About the illustrator

Kimberly Bulcken Root says that one of her great grandfathers was in the Pennsylvania cavalry and another in the Grand Army of the Republic, while other relatives were on the southern side. She lives in Quarryville, Pennsylvania.

ISBN: 9780763687700
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: February 1, 2016
Dimensions: 210 x 279mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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