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A boy and his father must decide how to protect the sheep when coyotes make their home near the family's farm.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 2nd 1998 by Candlewick
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Margaret Welwood
Mar 18, 2015 Margaret Welwood rated it it was amazing
Most of us would not have a problem with a farmer shooting a coyote that’s killing the sheep. But the boy who lives with his dad at the edge of the forest sees the coyote as a beautiful animal. This story by Jonathan London is a multiple win: the boy wins, Dad wins, the coyote wins, and the sheep win. And the author, by reminding us to search for another way when we feel that our backs are to the wall, helps us to be winners as well.

I particularly recommend this book for parents who want to teac
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Susan
Jun 23, 2008 Susan rated it it was amazing
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When coyotes roam too close to a sheep farm, a boy helps his father discover that there is more than one way to deal with unwelcome guests.
A good story offering different perspectives on a situation and a lesson in respect and kindness.
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Jonathan London is the author of several celebrated children's books. His commitment to honoring the wonders of the natural world has been lauded by readers and critics alike. He is the author of more than 70 children's books, many of which are about nature. He's also the author of the popular Froggy series. He lives in Graton, California with his wife and two sons.
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