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The Resource Sheep, Valerie Hobbs

Sheep, Valerie Hobbs

Label
Sheep
Title
Sheep
Statement of responsibility
Valerie Hobbs
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
After a fire destroys the farm where he was born, a young border collie acquires a series of owners and learns about life as he seeks a home and longs to fulfill his life's purpose of shepherding sheep. Sheep everywhere! The truck stopped, and they closed in all around us like a big gray woolly blanket, bawling and baaing, stinking like, well, like sheep. They were bigger than I was, every last one, and so many I couldn't count them, more sheep than I thought there were in the whole wide world. I ran back and forth, trying to look like I knew what I was doing, practicing my sheep eye. The sheep ignored me, like I was a pesky fly. After a while Dad told me to calm down, but I couldn't. I'd gotten a taste of what life was all about, and I didn't want to miss a second of it. It was tricky, but when you got the sheep going the way they were supposed to, you were happy inside. It was better than a good meal, better than a rubdown, even better than Mom saying you were her own best boy. When the sheep were right, you had that deep-down good feeling that you were making a difference. You were doing what you were meant to do, what you believed in, what you were really good at I'll tell you, nothing in the world is better than that
Summary
After a fire destroys the farm where he was born, a young border collie acquires a series of owners and learns about life as he seeks a home and longs to fulfill his life's purpose of shepherding sheep
Character
Award
California Young Reader Medal, Intermediate, 2009.
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140623
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hobbs, Valerie
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ10.3.H6463
LC item number
She 2006
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660
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 2
  • 5
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Border collie
  • Dogs
  • Sheep
  • Border collie
  • Adventure and adventurers
  • Dogs
  • Sheep
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Sheep, Valerie Hobbs
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Frances Foster books."
Control code
ocm58386449
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
115 p.
Isbn
9780374367770
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2005046356
Label
Sheep, Valerie Hobbs
Publication
Note
"Frances Foster books."
Control code
ocm58386449
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
115 p.
Isbn
9780374367770
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2005046356

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