- Hardcover: 120 pages
- Publisher: Harper & Row, Publishers ; Weekly Reader Children's Book edition (1973)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0060206497
- ISBN-13: 978-0060206499
- ASIN: B000BSG7DA
- Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.4 x 0.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #999,752 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Hemi: A Mule (Weekly Reader Children's Book Club) Hardcover – 1973
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There Hemi meets Jackson, the other mascot, and is well treated, but the loud noises at the football games hurt Hemi’s ears so he runs away and goes off in search of Melville. Along the way he is captured by a mean man who mistreats him. When Hemi reacts to the abuse by being stubborn, the mean man decides to sell him for money to the Meat Packer over in Lynchburg where he’ll be made into dog food. How can Hemi escape? If he does, what will happen to him? And will he ever find Melville?
Hemi: A Mule is a captivating story with a feel-good ending for young readers. It was a Weekly Reader Children’s Book Club presentation. There are a couple of common euphemisms (golly, durn), and when Hemi is rescued by a Native American girl out in Arizona and taken to live with her tribe during a drought, it is said that “The Indians came to see Dancing Eyes’ father and they sat and smoked and shook their heads sadly.” However, it is a pleasant tale, and its being written like the biography of a mule will please animal lovers.