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14 Cows for America Hardcover – August 1, 2009
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"...a lovely picture book...beautifully evocative..." ?The New York Times
"...moving and dramatically illustrated..." ?The Wall Street Journal
"Rarely do books for children address the bridging of cultural difference on a grand scale." ?Newsday
"An extraordinary true story of generosity, compassion and hope, 14 Cows for America is rich on multiple levels for young and old alike." ?Books to Borrow, Books to Buy
"I dare you to read this special picture book without getting teary every time." ?Library Media Connection, * STARRED REVIEW *
"A moving tale of compassion and generosity." ?Publishers Weekly
"...elegant sentences...The suspenseful pace is especially striking when surrounded by Gonzalez's exquisite colored pencil and pastel illustrations. The colors of Kenya explode off the page..." ?School Library Journal, * STARRED REVIEW *
"...gentle yet piercing present-tense prose...A stirring, heartwarming tale that made headlines when it happened-and is now, thankfully, preserved on the page for children." ?Kirkus Reviews
"...the words and the glowing mixed-media illustrations show empathy and connections across communities..." ?Booklist
"...an unforgettable book." ?Young Adult (& Kids) Book Central
"...it could generate some excellent discussion in classrooms and families." ?The Huffington Post
Top Customer Reviews
One day a young man named Kimeli returns to the village where he grew up. Kimeli is Maasai and he has been studying in New York to become a doctor. However, the events of September 11th are still with him, and later he tells his people the story of that horror of that particular day.Read more ›
In 36 pages, the author has managed to convey the culture of the Maasai and relives some of the horror of that day. The illustrations are also a lovely accompaniment to the story. The 14 Cows website, ([...]) has additional information on the Maasai, the cows, and the book which will enhance the reading to your children.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
An amazing story which I will be reading to my class when we study Africa.Published 10 months ago by Hawk Shaw
This is a wonderful book, the pictures are gorgeous, and it is a true story!Published 11 months ago by Debbie U.
This is such a touching story. The illustrations are beautiful and the fact that it's a true story is amazing! Great to share with kids and adults alike.Published 11 months ago by Karie
Arrived on time and it was for my daughter 's reading book list at school. Good storyPublished 12 months ago by Fabiana Branco