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Little Joe by Sandra Neil Wallace
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Dec 13, 10

bookshelves: 10-to-12-year-old-readers, 9-to-11-year-old-readers, a-7th-and-8th-grade-middle-school-t, guys-read
Recommended for: 4th grade and up
Read in August, 2010

The book opens with Little Joe's birth on Christmas, he is the best gift Eli has ever had. This is the story of Eli raising Little Joe for the fair competition and sale. Description of the web of rural life are charming with hints of how small farms are imperiled. Dad has sold his dairy herd and is working at a mill. Mom runs a beauty shop out of the old dairy...still Eli is growing up to be a farmer.
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