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 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Makes me want to donate immediately and often to Heifers International. I recently saw Hillary Clinton and a young lady from Uganda talking about this - inspiring!Published 21 days ago by Deb
Maybe your child has never heard about giving families in other countries animals in order for them to be able to provide better new nutrition for themselves and also earn extra... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Richard and Liz
I read this book to a group of children and their mothers in 2011 the parents said they wanted to raise goats. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Elaine Sharon Davis
Great little book to go along with our giving our daughters a "goat" that we gave on their behalf for some family to be able to have a better life. Read morePublished 4 months ago by fohtnotes
Got this for my very advanced five years (and three quarters) old grandson. He read the whole book aloud; seemed to enjoy it including the fantastic art work - and I believe he... Read morePublished 4 months ago by CincyGrandmom