Audrey (cow)

Audrey (cow)

An Oral Account of A Most Daring Escape, Based More or Less on A True Story

Book - 2014
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Audrey is a cow with poetry in her blood, who yearns for the greener pastures beyond Bittersweet Farms. But when Roy the horse tells this bovine dreamer that she is headed for Abbot's War, the slaughter house, Audrey knows that she must leave her home and friends sooner than she ever imagined. With the help of a whole crew of animals and humans alike, Audrey attempts to escape the farm she lives on--and certain death. Cleverly written as an oral account, this unique illustrated tale of an animal on the run, told "to camera", uses over thirty narrative voices, including six humans, four cows, three sheep, two sheep dogs, one pig and a very silly rooster. Full of heart and humor, Audrey (cow) is ultimately a very human story about life and death, friendship, and holding on to one's dreams--based more or less on a true story.
Publisher: Toronto, ON ; Plattsburgh, NY : Tundra Books, [2014]
ISBN: 9781770496026
Branch Call Number: j F BAR-EL D
Characteristics: 232 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Mai-Wyss, Tatjana 1972-- Illustrator
Alternative Title: Audrey (cow)


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Apr 18, 2017

This book is beautifully and cleverly written in the form of brief interviews with the farm animals (and a few humans). Through the little interviews the story unfolds from different perspectives, and the characters are revealed. Its a lot of fun, with all the different voices. I loved reading it out loud, and my kids loved the mystery of it, and the spirit.

Oct 20, 2016

If you like action, fantasy, or realistic fiction, please do not waste your time reading this horrible book.

If you liked Charlottes web, then you will probably enjoy the book.

I hated the book personally, it wasn't the book for me.

Feb 14, 2016

A funny adventure featuring a cast of colourful animal characters. Should be very popular with children who love animals.


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