Stock Image

What a Goat! (Annick Chapter Books)

Broome, Errol

1 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 1550378694 / ISBN 13: 9781550378696
Published by Annick Press, 2004
Used Condition: Good Hardcover
From The Book Women (Sumas, WA, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since June 28, 1999

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 3.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 4.75 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

Hardcover. Bright, clean & nice copy, light rubbing/edgewear to boards. Bookseller Inventory # 745344n

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: What a Goat! (Annick Chapter Books)

Publisher: Annick Press

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

About this title

Synopsis:

Eliza worries what will become of her pet goat, Gerda.

Gerda is always getting into scrapes. She causes more trouble than three sheep, five hens, and Eliza's little brother put together. Gerda chews through trees until their trunks stand like skeletons. She raids the neighbor's apple orchard and gobbles all their laundry on the clothes line.

Readers will laugh at Gerda's antics, until it's clear her future seems doomed.

"That goat will have to go," says Dad.

Eliza can't imagine life without Gerda, so she makes a tough decision: they can't take Gerda away if they can't find her. But the family hasn't seen the last of the goat yet. When a neighbor's child falls into the river, Gerda butts in -- at the right time for once.

Luckily for Gerda, and for Eliza, the goat's heroics earn her a new home with the neighbors.

Black and white line drawings capture the endearing qualities of Gerda.

From the Author:

I once had a friend who owned a goat, and she loved that goat. But the neighbors kept complaining. 'Your goat has escaped again; he's broken the fence; he's trampled our geraniums, eaten our lettuces, chewed our favorite tablecloth.' In the end, the goat had to go. That's the end of my friend's story, but only the beginning of the story beginning in my head.

About the same time, another friend said goodbye to her old, sick and much-loved dog. She told me that on the last night the dog moved to each member of the family, one by one, as if in goodbye. I was touched by this story. Losing a pet animal, however it happens, is very hard. There are many books about dogs, so why not a goat?

Goats can be villains, but also lots of fun. I studied their habits and behavior and how to care for them, and found that goats are not only useful farm animals but make good family pets, with real personality. Enter Gerda the goat!

This is the story of Eliza and Gerda and the lengths to which Eliza will go in an effort to save her goat. It's a tale of trouble and mischief, but above all, of friendship and courage -- and of one goat who can be a villain, but also a hero.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

Book lovers are welcome to hunt for that special book in our virtual bookstore. Our real bookstore is a haven for readers. 5 000 square feet of books and our 7 friendly and helpful staff members will amaze and delight you. The Book Man offers you the largest collection of used books in the lower mainland of British Columbia. We are constantly enlarging our collection. Whether hardcover or paperback, rare, out-of-print, unique or garden variety, we select our books for quality and condition and to complement our collection, and in turn, yours. Our staff shares almost 40 years of combined experience in the used book business, and we pride ourselves on providing outstanding, personal service for each of our valued customers. Due to the incredible volume of over 750 000 books in- store that we'd like to make available to you, we've found it necessary to minimize our book descriptions. Please don't hesitate to inquire for condition details, we'd be more than happy to email them to you! We grade our books carefully, and have tried to provide an indication of the degree of wear. This gives a better idea of how "good" or "fair" a book in our stock is. Happy hunting! Requests are always welcome****

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

All of our prices are listed in U.S. Dollars. Canadians: 5% GST will be
charged on your book price. American & International customers: No taxes.
Bank/Postal Money orders and checks are accepted from our customers in North
America. We mail U.S. orders from the States, and Canadian & International
Orders from Canada. Postage rates are listed within abebooks.com. If your
package is larger/heavier than average, we will request adequate postage from
you to cover these expenses.

Our business informat...

More Information
Shipping Terms:

Orders usually ship within 2 business days. Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we will contact you to let you know if extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express