Anna's Goat

Anna s Goat A moving statement about the refugee experience told from a child s unique point of view

  • Title: Anna's Goat
  • Author: Janice Kulyk Keefer
  • ISBN: 9781551431536
  • Page: 286
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A moving statement about the refugee experience, told from a child s unique point of view.

    One thought on “Anna's Goat”

    1. I was glad that I was able to use this with the small group of older kids I was teaching about goats. While this is too long for a regular storytime, it's a beautiful story, tender and moving, about a topic that is uncommon in literature for children. It made me tear up a little, and the kids were full of questions at the end, so it gets high marks.

    2. 3.75 stars. Jeez, this one made me tear up's about a little girl and her family during a war, and the goat that helps them survive with her milk. And then they have to leave the goat behind in the village and and and-- T_T But the girls grows up to become a happy artist, and she never forgets her goat. Too long to work for story time (illustration colors also more muted than I find usually holds the attention of a room full of 3 year olds), but good for one-on-one reading.

    3. This is a heartwarming story of a child how falls upon hard times during WWII. The special gift of a goat helps the family survive this difficult time. There are also some nice historical touches that give the reader a sense of the destruction and hope of rebuilding a future. This story was nicely done to engage young readers without too much details about the horrors of war.

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