Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech delivers a heartwarming novel (her 20th book!) about one family’s adventure-filled move from the city to rural Maine, and an unexpected bond between twelve-year-old Reena and one very ornery cow, named Zora.
When twelve-year-old Reena’s parents decide it’s time for the family to leave the big city, Reena suggests they give coastal Maine a try. She never thought they’d agree. Reena also never thought she and her little brother, Luke, would spend their summer vacation with a cow—a moody, ornery, selfish beyond selfish, caked with mud cow named Zora—or the cow’s eccentric owner, Mrs. Falala. But Reena soon learns that if she keeps her eyes and her heart open, life can be full of surprises.