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Escape Goat

Written by Ann Patchett & illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser
Published by HarperCollins
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What's Escape Goat About

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From the international bestselling author of Bel Canto and The Dutch House, Ann Patchett, and the bestselling illustrator of the Fancy Nancy series, Robin Preiss Glasser, comes a hilarious children’s story about a scapegoat who escapes blame just in time.

The Farmer family has a big problem! Every day their goat escapes, and every day, Mr. Farmer brings him back. So when things start to go awry on the farm, it must be the goat’s fault.

Who’s to blame when Mrs. Farmer’s petunias are trampled?

Or when all the cupcakes for Archie’s party disappear?

And when the whole bucket of paint is spilled?

Of course, everyone blames the goat! But is it really his fault?

Find out in this epic collaboration between Ann Patchett and Robin Preiss Glasser, who create this perfect picture book about telling the truth.

What Kind of Book is Escape Goat

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The Book Snob Mom
Mom, Avid Reader, Austen Fangirl

A punny concept with cute illustrations, but it never hit the laugh-out-level of hilarity for me.

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

Fun, silly, and ultimately plot-driven, Escape Goat reminds me a bit of the hare-brained adventures of Robert Munsch books. Somtimes it’s refreshing to find a book that doesn’t have (much of) a larger universal message or moral: this is just a really fun book. I can see this being the kind of book I read to my kids over and over again.

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Who Wrote Escape Goat

Who Illustrated Escape Goat

Robin Preiss Glasser

Robin Preiss Glasser actually wore tiaras and tutus when she danced with the Pennsylvania Ballet. Now she happily spends her days in jeans, drawing. She has illustrated many acclaimed picture books, including the bestselling Fancy Nancy series. She won the Children’s Choice Award for Best Illustrator of the Year for Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet. Robin and her family live in Southern California.

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Book Details

Publication Date:
April 14, 2020

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