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14 Cows for America

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Book Title
14 Cows for America
Author
Carmen Agra Deedy
ISBN
9781561454907
A New York Times Best SellerThis now-classic picture book recounts the true story of a touching gift bestowed on the United States by a tribe of Maasai Warriors in the wake of the September 11th attacks. "Lovely... beautifully evocative." ―Nicholas Kristof, The New York Times"Moving and dramatically illustrated." ―The Wall Street Journal"Elegant...suspenseful...The colors of Kenya explode off the page." ―School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEWIn June of 2002, a mere nine months since the September 11 attacks, a very unusual ceremony begins in a far-flung village in western Kenya. An American diplomat is surrounded by hundreds of Maasai people. A gift is about to be bestowed upon the American men, women, and children, and he is there to accept it. The gift is as unexpected as it is extraordinary.Hearts are raw as these legendary Maasai warriors offer their gift to a grieving people half a world away. Word of the gift will travel newswires around the globe, and for the heartsick American nation, the gift of fourteen cows emerges from the choking dust and darkness as a soft light of hope―and friendship.This New York Times best seller recounts the true story from Wilson Kimeli Naiyomah of the touching gift bestowed on the United States by a tribe of Maasai Warriors in the wake of the September 11 attacks. With stunning paintings from Thomas Gonzalez, master storyteller Carmen Agra Deedy (in collaboration with Naiyomah) hits all the right notes in this elegant story of generosity that crosses boundaries, nations, and cultures.Best Children's Books of the Year (Starred) - Bank Street College of EducationNotable Books for a Global Society - International Reading AssociationE.B. White Read-Aloud Honor - Association of Booksellers for ChildrenParents' Choice Gold Award - Parents' Choice FoundationTeacher's Guide available Binding Type: HardcoverAuthor: Carmen Agra DeedyPublisher: Peachtree Publishing CompanyPublished: 08/01/2009ISBN: 9781561454907Pages: 1Weight: 1.15lbsSize: 10.10h x 11.80w x 0.40dAward: Georgia Children's Book Award - NomineeAward: North Carolina Children's Book Award - NomineeAward: Young Hoosier Book Award - NomineeAward: South Carolina Childrens, Junior and Young Adult Book Award - NomineeAward: Black-Eyed Susan Award - NomineeAward: E.B. White Read Aloud Award - Honor BookAward: Volunteer State Book Awards - NomineeAward: Colorado Children's Book Award - NomineeAward: Land of Enchantment Book Award - NomineeAward: Beehive Awards - NomineeAward: Bluebonnet Awards - NomineeAward: California Young Reader Medal - NomineeAward: Parents Choice Awards (Fall) (2008-Up) - Gold Medal WinnerAward: Cybils - FinalistReview Citations: Kirkus Review - Children 07/01/2009Booklist 07/01/2009 pg. 57Publishers Weekly 08/03/2009 pg. 45School Library Journal 08/01/2009 pg. 89New York Times Book Review 11/08/2009 pg. 15New York Times Book Review 11/15/2009 pg. 26Christian Century 12/15/2009 pg. 26Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2010 pg. 179 - Recommended, SatisfactoryForeword 08/17/2009Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 133355 / 14 Cows for AmericaReading Level: 4.1 / Interest Level: Lower Grade / Point Value: 0.5

A New York Times Best Seller

This now-classic picture book recounts the true story of a touching gift bestowed on the United States by a tribe of Maasai Warriors in the wake of the September 11th attacks.

"Lovely... beautifully evocative." ―Nicholas Kristof, The New York Times

"Moving and dramatically illustrated." ―The Wall Street Journal

"Elegant...suspenseful...The colors of Kenya explode off the page." ―School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW

In June of 2002, a mere nine months since the September 11 attacks, a very unusual ceremony begins in a far-flung village in western Kenya. An American diplomat is surrounded by hundreds of Maasai people. A gift is about to be bestowed upon the American men, women, and children, and he is there to accept it. The gift is as unexpected as it is extraordinary.

Hearts are raw as these legendary Maasai warriors offer their gift to a grieving people half a world away. Word of the gift will travel newswires around the globe, and for the heartsick American nation, the gift of fourteen cows emerges from the choking dust and darkness as a soft light of hope―and friendship.

This New York Times best seller recounts the true story from Wilson Kimeli Naiyomah of the touching gift bestowed on the United States by a tribe of Maasai Warriors in the wake of the September 11 attacks. With stunning paintings from Thomas Gonzalez, master storyteller Carmen Agra Deedy (in collaboration with Naiyomah) hits all the right notes in this elegant story of generosity that crosses boundaries, nations, and cultures.

Best Children's Books of the Year (Starred) - Bank Street College of Education

Notable Books for a Global Society - International Reading Association

E.B. White Read-Aloud Honor - Association of Booksellers for Children

Parents' Choice Gold Award - Parents' Choice Foundation

Teacher's Guide available



Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Carmen Agra Deedy
Publisher: Peachtree Publishing Company
Published: 08/01/2009
ISBN: 9781561454907
Pages: 1
Weight: 1.15lbs
Size: 10.10h x 11.80w x 0.40d
Award: Georgia Children's Book Award - Nominee
Award: North Carolina Children's Book Award - Nominee
Award: Young Hoosier Book Award - Nominee
Award: South Carolina Childrens, Junior and Young Adult Book Award - Nominee
Award: Black-Eyed Susan Award - Nominee
Award: E.B. White Read Aloud Award - Honor Book
Award: Volunteer State Book Awards - Nominee
Award: Colorado Children's Book Award - Nominee
Award: Land of Enchantment Book Award - Nominee
Award: Beehive Awards - Nominee
Award: Bluebonnet Awards - Nominee
Award: California Young Reader Medal - Nominee
Award: Parents Choice Awards (Fall) (2008-Up) - Gold Medal Winner
Award: Cybils - Finalist

Review Citations: Kirkus Review - Children 07/01/2009
Booklist 07/01/2009 pg. 57
Publishers Weekly 08/03/2009 pg. 45
School Library Journal 08/01/2009 pg. 89
New York Times Book Review 11/08/2009 pg. 15
New York Times Book Review 11/15/2009 pg. 26
Christian Century 12/15/2009 pg. 26
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2010 pg. 179 - Recommended, Satisfactory
Foreword 08/17/2009

Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 133355 / 14 Cows for America
Reading Level: 4.1 / Interest Level: Lower Grade / Point Value: 0.5

A New York Times Best Seller

This now-classic picture book recounts the true story of a touching gift bestowed on the United States by a tribe of Maasai Warriors in the wake of the September 11th attacks.

"Lovely... beautifully evocative." ―Nicholas Kristof, The New York Times

"Moving and dramatically illustrated." ―The Wall Street Journal

"Elegant...suspenseful...The colors of Kenya explode off the page." ―School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW

In June of 2002, a mere nine months since the September 11 attacks, a very unusual ceremony begins in a far-flung village in western Kenya. An American diplomat is surrounded by hundreds of Maasai people. A gift is about to be bestowed upon the American men, women, and children, and he is there to accept it. The gift is as unexpected as it is extraordinary.

Hearts are raw as these legendary Maasai warriors offer their gift to a grieving people half a world away. Word of the gift will travel newswires around the globe, and for the heartsick American nation, the gift of fourteen cows emerges from the choking dust and darkness as a soft light of hope―and friendship.

This New York Times best seller recounts the true story from Wilson Kimeli Naiyomah of the touching gift bestowed on the United States by a tribe of Maasai Warriors in the wake of the September 11 attacks. With stunning paintings from Thomas Gonzalez, master storyteller Carmen Agra Deedy (in collaboration with Naiyomah) hits all the right notes in this elegant story of generosity that crosses boundaries, nations, and cultures.

Best Children's Books of the Year (Starred) - Bank Street College of Education

Notable Books for a Global Society - International Reading Association

E.B. White Read-Aloud Honor - Association of Booksellers for Children

Parents' Choice Gold Award - Parents' Choice Foundation

Teacher's Guide available



Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Carmen Agra Deedy
Publisher: Peachtree Publishing Company
Published: 08/01/2009
ISBN: 9781561454907
Pages: 1
Weight: 1.15lbs
Size: 10.10h x 11.80w x 0.40d
Award: Georgia Children's Book Award - Nominee
Award: North Carolina Children's Book Award - Nominee
Award: Young Hoosier Book Award - Nominee
Award: South Carolina Childrens, Junior and Young Adult Book Award - Nominee
Award: Black-Eyed Susan Award - Nominee
Award: E.B. White Read Aloud Award - Honor Book
Award: Volunteer State Book Awards - Nominee
Award: Colorado Children's Book Award - Nominee
Award: Land of Enchantment Book Award - Nominee
Award: Beehive Awards - Nominee
Award: Bluebonnet Awards - Nominee
Award: California Young Reader Medal - Nominee
Award: Parents Choice Awards (Fall) (2008-Up) - Gold Medal Winner
Award: Cybils - Finalist

Review Citations: Kirkus Review - Children 07/01/2009
Booklist 07/01/2009 pg. 57
Publishers Weekly 08/03/2009 pg. 45
School Library Journal 08/01/2009 pg. 89
New York Times Book Review 11/08/2009 pg. 15
New York Times Book Review 11/15/2009 pg. 26
Christian Century 12/15/2009 pg. 26
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2010 pg. 179 - Recommended, Satisfactory
Foreword 08/17/2009

Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 133355 / 14 Cows for America
Reading Level: 4.1 / Interest Level: Lower Grade / Point Value: 0.5