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by Page McBrier
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This book is the story of a young girl who longs to go to school but she is unable to because her family cannot afford it. When a goat gets donated to the family and it is the young girls job to take care of it. Finally, by selling the goat's milk, the little girl makes enough money to send her to school and she is happy.
Summary- Real life events of Beatrice and how she was able to go to school. This was with the help of her pet goat that she used to help her make enough money to buy the things needed for her to go.
Critique of Genre- Biography, real life event of Beatrice's hard time growing up.
Age- Could work for all ages but i would choose 3rd to about 5th grade.
Media- Pencils and watercolor.
This book is about Beatrice and how her family was unable to afford school. Due to her circumstances in her country, each family in poverty had to wait for a family goat in order to produce income. The goat's milk would become a strategy to. earn money so that she could go to school. Beatrice became successful her funding and finally gained the opportunity to attend school like the rest of the kids in her village.
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Media: Acrylic paint?
Review/ Critique: Beatrice lives in Uganda and wants to go to school. Some philanthropists give her family a goat. That goat has babies and they start milking the goat. They save enough money that she can go to school. This is a realistic fiction because these events really could happen and the author tries to make an accurate portrayal of the life of this girl in Uganda. This book is actually extremely realistic because it was made by an organization who gives livestock to families to help them get a foot-up.
This book was all the rage with elementary teachers when it first came out. In the story, an aid organization donates a goat to a poor African family, which leads to prosperity and a better life for all. It would be wonderful if development were really as simple as a few inexpensive gifts from donors and a willingness on the part of the poor to work hard and be thrifty. But this book oversimplifies people's real problems and suffering to the point of inanity. Beautiful illustrations though. Maybe cover up the text?
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A young girl's dream of attending school in her small Ugandan village is fulfilled after her family is given an income-producing goat. Based on a true story about the work of Project Heifer.
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Melvil Decimal System (DDC)808.3Literature By Topic Rhetoric and anthologies Rhetoric of fiction
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