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Paulsen, Gary.
THE HAYMEADOW
New York : Bantam Doubleday Dell Books for Young Readers, 1994
IL 5-8, RL 6.9
ISBN 0440409233
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The Old Man road out here with nothing but a gun and took all of this land.  He began herding the sheep when he was just a boy, so I know I can do it too.  Or at least I hope that I can.  Iíve always wanted to be like him.  Survive on nothing but what the land has to offer.  Be in charge.  But now I have no choice about it with Tink sick and Cawley needed at the farm, Iíll have to manage on my own until Dad comes to help bring the sheep home.  Nothing could have prepared me for the openness, the wandering sheep, and natureís fury.  I wonder why Dad never told me to expect all of that?  I guess that would have required him to talk to me and he doesnít do much of that since Mom died.  How many sheep will I lose?  Will I make it the three months?  (Elizabeth Ashley, ecalisusc@yahoo.com,  Student, USC, Columbia, SC)
SUBJECTS:     Ranch life -- Fiction.
                          Sheep -- Fiction.
                          Self-reliance -- Fiction.
                          Wyoming -- Fiction.
                          Coming of age -- Fiction.

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