Based on the true account of one family who received aid from Heifer Project International, a charitable organization that donates livestock to poor communities around the world, this moving story is eloquently and gracefully recounted. Vividly evoking the lush tropical landscape of central Africa, Lohstoeter's rich, deeply-hued illustrations perfectly complement the text and make Beatrice and her world affectingly real. Although she may live far removed from the comfortable middle-class lives of many young readers, it is clear that Beatrice is a girl of unusual heart and, like any child, filled with hopes and dreams. In her afterword Hillary Rodham Clinton writes, "Beatrice's Goat is a heartwarming reminder that families, wherever they live, can change their lives for the better." A portion of the publisher's proceeds goes to support the Heifer Project. (Ages 4 to 8) --Marianne Painter
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My 4- and 8-year-old children, my 74-year-old mother, and I all loved this book. School-aged children might be surprised that there are children out there who actually WANT to go... Read morePublished 7 days ago by Penny Thoughtful
A teacher in Uganda told us that this is a story that teaches children that there is a way out of poverty.Published 18 days ago by H. Reilly
OK for kids-used as gifts for children helping with Heifer InternationalPublished 22 days ago by Amazon Customer
I ordered this book as a gift for a friend who is starting her own daycare center, and this was SUCH a great buy!! The book was shipped ridiculously fast and arrived early! Read morePublished 2 months ago by Elizabeth A Marriett
The story of how this goat so helped a child attend school who could not have attended school without the goat is amazing and inspiring.Published 4 months ago by Carolyn Wilhelm
It shows how one's dreams can come true by hard work and dedication toward an important goal that they want.Published 4 months ago by Owen Grellner