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Beatrice's Goat

Written by Page McBrier & illustrated by Lori Lohstoeter
Published by Aladdin Books
4.75 / 7.0
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Goodreads Rating - 4.3 / 5.0
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More than anything, Beatrice longs to be a schoolgirl. But in her small African village, only children who can afford uniforms and books can go to school. Beatrice knows that with six children to care for, her family is much too poor. But then Beatrice receives a wonderful gift from some people far away – a goat! Fat and sleek as a ripe mango, Mugisa (which means “luck”) gives milk that Beatrice can sell. With Mugisa’s help, it looks as if Beatrice’s dream may come true after all.

Page McBrier and Lori Lohstoeter beautifully recount this true story about how one child, given the right tools, is able to lift her family out of poverty. Thanks to Heifer Project International – a charitable organization that donates livestock to poor communities around the world – other families like Beatrice’s will also have a chance to change their lives.

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Readerly Mom
Bay Area mother of two, world traveler, book lover, picky reader
4.75 / 7.0

This book has great illustrations and a great message! There’s a lot of detail, making it interesting and informative while still being engaging. It’s probably best for middle and upper elementary school readers.

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Who Wrote Beatrice's Goat

Page McBrier

Page McBrier is a freelance writer and the author of many books for children, including <i>Confessions of a Reluctant Elf</i> and a number of books in the Treehouse Times and the Oliver and Company series, among others. In addition to writing, she has led theater workshops and taught drama in elementary schools. Ms. McBrier currently serves on the board of an arts afterschool program for middle school children. She lives with her husband and their two sons in Rowayton, Connecticut.

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Publication Date:
July 1, 2004

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