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Sunday, September 5, 2010

The Goat Lady

Two children and their mother, new to the neighborhood, befriend Noelie Houle, an elderly lady who raises goats. Her other neighbors bemoan the "Goat Lady's" rundown house and barnyard animals, but the children see how she cares for her goats, they hear her stories, and they come to love her.

For many years Noelie has provided goat's milk for people who need it and has sent her extra goat kids to poor people in poor countries through Heifer International. The children's mother paints a series of portraits of the "Goat Lady," and her art show at the local town hall helps the rest of the community see Noelie's kindness and courage.

In this wonderful children's book, The Goat Lady by Jane Bregoli, children will learn that what they see on the outside isn't always what is going on inside. Looks can be deceiving much like judging a book by it's cover. The children come to learn about the wonderful old lady as well as the whole town and soon things that bothered people in the beginning didn't bother them as much any longer.

I received this book compliments of Tilbury House Publishers for my honest review and have to say, I loved this heartwarming tale of the Goat Lady and why she does the things she does. It's an important reminder that it isn't so much what you have in this world that makes you important as what you do with what you have instead. I rate this story a 5 out of 5 stars and can see this becoming a wonderful classic children's story.

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