Sharon Creech

Guppy Books



ISBN: 9781913101176


Publication date: 1 March 2021



Reena and her little brother move with their parents from the city to Maine – where beaches, blueberries are just what she expects. But she gets more than she bargains for when her parents ‘volunteer Reena to work for an eccentric neighbour, Mrs Falal. Reena and Luke find themselves looking after an extraordinary collection of animals including a pig, a parrot, a snake and perhaps the most stubborn cow in the world – Zora…

A gorgeously-written book told in both prose and verse, full of play on language and a real understanding of the way children’s minds work.

Sharon Creech

Sharon Creech has written twenty-one books for young people and is published in over twenty languages. Her books have received awards in both the U.S. and abroad, including the Newbery Medal for WALK TWO MOONS, the Newbery Honor for THE WANDERER, and she was the first American author to win the Carnegie Medal for RUBY HOLLER.

Before beginning her writing career, Sharon Creech taught English for fifteen years in England and Switzerland. She and her husband now live in Maine, “lured there by our grandchildren,” Sharon says.