Sailor Moo: Cow at Sea

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Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books, Jul 1, 2002 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
3 Reviews
Moo dreams of becoming a sailor.
Little does she know,
when she sets off toward the sea,
that the first crew she joins
will be composed of cats.
Or that she herself will be hailed
by a shipload of pirate steers
as their captainšs dairy queen.
It's amoozing where a dream
can take a girl --
a truth which Lisa Wheeler
and Ponder Goembel relish here
in rollicking words
and witty, windblown pictures.

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

I love the art. I can enjoy the silliness. But just because Moo and a pirate bull experience 'infatuation at first sight' they both give up life at sea and become domesticated? Reads like a lame ... Read full review

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User Review  - emleonard - LibraryThing

Such a cute book about a cow that has always wanted to go to sea. When she becomes old enough she gets onboard with cats and becomes the "cook" by giving them a barrel of milk each day. Sailor Moo ... Read full review

About the author (2002)

Lisa Wheeler has written many books for children, including The Pet Project, illustrated by Zachariah OHora; Spinster Goose, illustrated by Sophie Blackall; and People Don’t Bite People, illustrated by Molly Idle. She lives with her family in Addison, Michigan. Visit her online at

Ponder Goembel has illustrated eight books, including two others by Lisa Wheeler, Old Cricket, a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, and Sailor Moo; A Basket Full of White Eggs, by Brian Swann; and The Night Iguana Left Home, by Megan McDonald. She lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where the 2005 floods threatened to wash away the nearly finished paintings for this book. Her Web site is

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