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Mountain Born Paperback – February 11, 2005

4.5 out of 5 stars 21 customer reviews
Book 1 of 2 in the Mountain Born Series

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Yates hs received several distinguished awards, the Newbery Medal and the Newbery Honor Award.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 9 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 4 - 7
  • Lexile Measure: 870 (What's this?)
  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: JourneyForth (February 11, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0890847061
  • ISBN-13: 978-0890847060
  • Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 0.3 x 8.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #55,776 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By P. Gardner on February 3, 2000
Format: Paperback
Although written for children, there are many words of wisdom in this lovely book. One of my favorites is: "A man must have a care to what he puts in his mind, for when he's alone on a hillside and draws it out he'll want treasures to be his company, not regrets."
Yates uses rich language and imagery in her writing that vividly remind one of the simple things in life. "She snapped out a man's shirt...fastening it with pins to the line."
This book treats, with sensitivity, the loss of one's beloved pet. It portrays strong family values and work ethic from a simpler time.
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By WeeBeaks on November 11, 2009
Format: Paperback
This book was read as part of our curriculum. It honestly is not one I would have chosen for my son, who usually picks more adventure stories. The content involves a boy, Peter, who lived in the past (specific dates not given in the book), in a remote mountainous area, on the outskirts of a village apparently. Peter's family is a farming family, primarily involved in raising sheep. The entire story revolves around Peter and his relationship with his cosset, Biddy. Now my own son is a city boy who has never been really close to a sheep honestly, and the farming life is completely unknown to him. He is drawn to action-packed tales of detectives, robots and sci-fi adventures. So you can guess I was hesitant about this book. However, the simple story of a boy and his pet easily transcended the differences between Zach and Peter, and Zach sat enthralled day after day as we read this book aloud together. By the end, he was begging for more about Peter, and we did read the sequel, "A Place for Peter," finding it in library storage. The language in this book can be challenging, and so can the syntax at times, being written a while ago. However, reading it together, my son had no trouble overcoming that, relating to Peter easily and gaining some new vocabulary in the process.
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Hi, I just discovered this book for my kids, .... It is a serene, relaxing book, just the thing to read aloud on a blustery winter evening.
The language is evocative, the characters warm and real. Read it- you won't regret it!
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I read this book to my son. It started out a little slow; I wasn't sure he would enjoy it as much as some others we've read. But we really enjoyed it, probably more than many of those others. As I was wrapping it up, he asked about a sequel, which always means he REALLY loved the book. There is one called *A Place for Peter* that is also worth reading. It is such a sweet story. Definitely worth reading.
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By A Customer on April 25, 1998
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A warm well written book about a shepherd boy and a speical lamb. I read it to my children and we all really enjoyed it. I'm glad to have it in our family library.
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My 8- and 10-year-old children and I LOVED this book. I read it aloud, and we all enjoyed the story -- so much so that we decided to extend our learning to some research of sheep, raising sheep, and sheep farming. I highly recommend this book!
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This is a wonderful book. I read it to my 6 year old son as part of his required reading this year. We had tremendous conversation about the truth this book holds. A wonderful conversation starter. Love all the spiritual comparisons about sheep and shepherds. They proved to be great analogies, simple for a 6 year old to understand. I highly recomend this book for all ages.
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Mountain Born is about a very young boy and the lamb his mother saves from death. Peter, the boy, adopts the lamb and raises it by bottle from the day of its birth. The two become inseparable. They share many adventures with an older wise workhand named Benj. The book covers a span of seven years as Peter and his goat, Biddy grow up together. The story is interesting and describes life on a mountain sheep farm during the early 20th century. Peter's family live off the land, growing everything they need. Their clothing even comes from the wool of their sheep. Life is simple, requires hard work, and creates a strong bond between the humans and their animals. This is an endearing story of the cycle of life and a boy's growth into young manhood.
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