The Haymeadow

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Random House Children's Books, Aug 31, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 208 pages
Fourteen-year-old John Barron is asked, like his father and grandfather before him, to spend the summer taking care of their sheep in the haymeadow. Six thousand sheep. John will be alone, except for two horses, four dogs, and all those sheep.



John doesn't feel up to the task, but he hopes that if he can accomplish it, he will finally please his father. But John finds that the adage "things just to sheep" is true when the river floods, coyotes attack, and one dog's feet get cut. Through it all he must rely on his own resourcefulness, ingenuity, and talents to survive this summer in the haymeadow.
 

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I liked this book less than I wanted to. I typically enjoy adventure stories that deal with overcoming some sort of natural obstacle in order to "survive", especially when it has to deal with horses ... Read full review

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John Barron is 14, and dissatisfied with his life on a sheep ranch. He dreams of being like his great grandfather, for whom he was named, the founder of the ranch now owned by an eastern conglomerate ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
9
Section 3
15
Section 4
23
Section 5
31
Section 6
43
Section 7
49
Section 8
61
Section 14
107
Section 15
115
Section 16
123
Section 17
129
Section 18
137
Section 19
145
Section 20
151
Section 21
161

Section 9
71
Section 10
79
Section 11
85
Section 12
93
Section 13
101
Section 22
169
Section 23
179
Section 24
183
Section 25
193
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About the author (2011)

GARY PAULSEN is the distinguished author of many critically acclaimed books for young people, His most recent books are Masters of Disaster, Lawn Boy Returns, Woods Runner, Notes from the Dog, Mudshark, Lawn Boy, Molly McGinty Has a Really Good Day, The Time Hackers, and The Amazing Life of Birds (The Twenty Day Puberty Journal of Duane Homer Leech).


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