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The Goat

The Goat (Paperback)

By Fleming, Anne

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A kid named Kid, a dog named Cat, and a goat on a roof ... Part mystery and part animal-rescue story, about an unnamed goat that inadvertently changes the lives of the eccentric denizens of a Manhattan apartment building.

ISBN 9781782692140
Barcode 9781782692140
Published 22 April 2018 by Pushkin Children's Books
Format Paperback
Alternate Format(s) View All (3 other possible title(s) available)
Language English (translated from: English)
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ISBN-13 9781782692140
ISBN-10 1782692142
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Pushkin Children's Books
Imprint Pushkin Children's Books
Publication Date 22 April 2018
International Publication Date 3 May 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Language English
Translated from English
Author(s) By Fleming, Anne
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Animal Stories
Human Geography / Peoples Of The World
Children's and Educational
Number of Pages 160
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
Library of Congress Moving, Household - Juvenile fiction, Apartment houses - Juvenile fiction, Goats - Juvenile fiction, Neighbors - Juvenile fiction, City and town life - Juvenile fiction
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 904156

Description of this Book

When Kid accompanies her parents to New York City for a six-month stint of dog-sitting and home-schooling, she sees what looks like a tiny white cloud on the top of their apartment building.Rumour says there's a goat living on the roof, but how can that be?As Kid soon discovers, a goat on the roof may be the least strange thing about her new home. Painfully shy and too afraid to talk to new people at first, Kid is happy to explore Manhattan, especially the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Central Park, where she meets Will, who is also home-schooled and under the constant watchful eye of his grandmother. As Kid and Will become friends, she learns that Will's parents died in the Twin Towers. Will can't look out windows, he is a practitioner of Spoonerism, and he is obsessed with the Ancient Egyptian Tomb of Perneb.When Kid learns that the goat will bring good luck to whoever sees it, suddenly it becomes very important to know whether the goat on the roof is real. So Kid and Will set out to learn the truth, even if it means confronting their own fears.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Anne Fleming is the author of Pool-Hopping and Other Stories (shortlisted for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize, the Danuta Gleed Award and the Governor General's Award), and Anomaly and Gay Dwarves of America. She is a long-time and highly regarded teacher of creative writing who has taught at the University of British Columbia, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Douglas College, Kwantlen University College and the Banff Centre for the Arts. The Goat is her first full-length work for young readers.

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