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Come, Llamas [Kindle Edition]

Jennifer Morris
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Book Description

It’s spring time on the Kinnaman Ranch in Alaska, and nine-year-old JT is sure it will be the best one yet. This season he’s determined to become a pitcher on his school’s baseball team and to raise his very own llama, just like Grandad promised. When baby llama Elmo is born, JT has all kinds of plans for the first of his herd. Every night after baseball practice, JT trains Elmo. And every morning, the small llama seems to be growing stronger—even as Grandad’s persistant cough gets worse and worse.

Then a bear charges through their property, and JT doesn’t see how their family will manage. Half their llamas are gone, Elmo’s leg is broken, and it’s not long before Grandad needs to be rushed to the clinic. But everything’s always growing and changing on a llama ranch, and JT will find a way to keep on keeping on and make Grandad proud.


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From School Library Journal

Grade 3-6 - Nine-year-old JT tells about his life on an Alaskan llama ranch. He has a lot to deal with as he strives to be a pitcher for his baseball team, raises his first llama, and faces his beloved grandfather's declining health. He is a devoted caretaker for the newborn cria, and is devastated when a bear attack forces him to face the darker side of ranching and to make some difficult decisions regarding the injured animal. The story is gently told but includes enough action and tension to keep the plot moving along. At times, JT's voice sounds much older than his years; nevertheless, his life is intriguing and children who give the book a chance will find themselves rooting for the boy as he overcomes obstacles to claim his place on the Kinnaman Ranch. - Deanna Romriell, Salt Lake City Library, UT
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From Booklist

Gr. 4-6. When JT is nine years old, Grandad decrees that he is old enough to start making his contribution to the family's Alaska llama ranch. JT has plenty on his mind that spring: raising his first cria (baby llama); becoming a pitcher on his baseball team; and coming to terms with his beloved grandad's deteriorating health. A bear destroys fences and mauls the fleeing llamas, but family, friends, and community pull together to restore the ranch, while JT proves his own resilience and worth. Told in the first person from JT's point of view, the story is firmly rooted in its Alaska locale. Many readers will be unfamiliar with the setting, but they'll soon find themselves caught up in JT's experiences and heightened emotions as he lives through a season of change. From the first page to the last, the close relationship between JT and his grandfather lies at the heart of this rewarding first novel. Carolyn Phelan
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Product Details

  • File Size: 333 KB
  • Print Length: 220 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0385731973
  • Publisher: Yearling (February 19, 2009)
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002ZFGJBC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #868,372 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Come, Llamas-An Excellent Read March 21, 2005
By Mom
Format:Hardcover
Come,Llamas is a wonderful book about a young man learning some tough lessons in life and the value of family. This fresh new author will delight young and old alike, I loved it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful! November 19, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I love llamas, have a couple myself. I was looking for s story with them in it and found this one. It really brings forth the llama spirit... giving a good description of what they are like. I loved the plot and the way the story flowed... very visual! I definitely recommend it to llama lovers!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful book January 7, 2010
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I bought this book for my 11 year old grandson who loves llamas. He was absorbed by the story and shared the book with his mother and has asked me to read it, too. That certainly shows how much he enjoyed the story.
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