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Hunting the White Cow

Seymour, Tres

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ISBN 10: 0531054969 / ISBN 13: 9780531054963
Published by Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.: Orchard Books, 1993
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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A fine square and tight hardcover copy in a near fine and tight dustjacket/brodart covered, First Edition. This is a very nice copy. Small owner's stamp appears on the front free endpapper. Very light edgewear to top of dustjacket and nick to top of d.j. spine. Otherwise, this is a nice clean copy. = We ship all books with Delivery Confirmation. = We have been selling Used Books for over 29 years. Bookseller Inventory # 002161C

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Title: Hunting the White Cow

Publisher: Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.: Orchard Books

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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A child watches as more and more people join in the attempts to catch the family cow that has gotten loose, each remarking on how special the cow is

From Publishers Weekly:

Thanks to a deadpan delivery and a leisurely pace, this wry tale has all the markings of a good Southern yarn. "Somewhere north of Priceville there's a white cow no one can catch," begins the narrator, who observes her father's (and various helpers') repeated attempts to bring the animal home. After each empty-handed return, the men gather on the porch, soaked or muddy or bruised, but filled with speculation about the elusive beast. Seymour's ( Pole Dog ) conversational tone and distinctive regional locutions lend the story sparkle: "We never did see the white cow again for a month, but then Ollie Jarboe called and said, 'Y'all's cow is in Horton's cornfield, eating like an old sow.' " Halperin's muted colored pencil and watercolor illustrations are invitingly cluttered: the worn overalls, cow-pie-caked boots and cheerful disarray of the farmhouse echo the relaxed mood of the text. This flavorsome collaboration simmers till the very end. Seymour and Halperin generate just enough music and mystery to encourage many re-readings. Ages 4-7.
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