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Hemi: A Mule
Hemi: A Mule
The adventures of a mule who, after being sold to the army, decides to go back and find the farmhand who once befriended him.
Paperback, 120 pages
Published April 1st 1975 by HarperTrophy
(first published April 1973)
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Hemionus, or Hemi for short, is a mule who lives on Mr. Parkhurst’s farm with his father Jackass, mother Mare, and friends such as Cow, Hen, and especially Melville, the farmer’s helper boy with whom Hemi forms an especially close bond. One day, Hemi’s father is sold and taken to “Parts Unknown.” Then one day Melville announces that he is leaving for the Agricultural College at Tucson, AZ. Finally, one day Hemi, replaced for plowing by a gravely tractor, is himself sold to the Army to become a ...more
Barbara Brenner is a respected, award-winning author, specializing in works of both juvenile fiction and nonfiction educational material that deals with animals, nature, and ecology. Her interests range from the natural world (i.e. Thinking about Ants) to American history (e.g. Wagon Wheels), all of which are reflected in the wide scope of her work. Brenner discussed with Contemporary Authors ...moreMore about Barbara Brenner...