Hunting The White Cow by Tres Seymour

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A cast of good-natured characters searches time and time again for an elusive white cow, lost somewhere amid the cornrows and thickets of 1920s-1930s rural Kentucky. It takes a little girl to lead the mythic bovine back to the barn in this magical tale blending language and art. Full-color illustrations.

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TRES SEYMOUR was born in Kentucky and spent his childhood in Tennessee. He is a prolific author of books for young readers, including "Jake Johnson: The Story of a Mule, illustrated by Martha Gray Carrington; "Our Neighbour is a Strange, Strange Man, illustrated by Walter Lyon Krudop: "Hunting the White Cow, illustrated by Wendy Anderson Halperin; and we "Played Marbles, illustrated by Dan Andreasen. He now lives in Kentucky and works as a National Park Service ranger at Mammoth Cave National Park. This is his first book with Candlewick Press. Wendy Anderson Halperin is a lifelong lover of dollhouses and is the acclaimed illustrator of many books for children. Her works include "Homeplace, Love Is..., Let's Go Home, " and the Peterkins' series. She resides with her family in Interlochen, Michigan.
Published September 1, 1993 by Scholastic. 1 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A winning tale that begs to be shared aloud: a country-style tall-tale about the fruitless forays of the narrator's daddy-- with various helpers in ``their old, brown, crusty cow-pie boots''--to catch a peculiarly elusive cow.

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Seymour's ( Pole Dog ) conversational tone and distinctive regional locutions lend the story sparkle: ``We never did see the white cow again for a month, but then Ollie Jarboe called and said, `Y'all's cow is in Horton's cornfield, eating like an old sow.' '' Halperin's muted colored pencil and w...

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