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Keefer, Janice Kulyk ; ill. by Janet Wilson.
Custer WA : Orca, 2001.
IL K-3  RL 3.7
ISBN 155143153X
Anna's family have been forced to leave their home.  There is a war going on and it isn't safe to live in the city.  They have traveled a long way to a new country where the life is very hard.  The parents must work long hours in a factory and the girls are left on their own.  Anna's mother surprises her one day by bringing home a goat.  During the day, the girls can play with the goat and cuddle up to it for warmth.  In the evenings, Anna's mother milks the goat and makes cheese.  The girls sleep with the goat to stay warm and come to depend on her.  When the war ends, the family is able to return home.  What will they find there?  Will the goat be able to come too?  Find out what becomes of ANNA'S GOAT.

SUBJECTS:     World War, 1939-1945 -- Refugees -- Fiction.


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