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Seamus McNamus: The Goat Who Would Be King

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Rob Kurtz and Mike Lester, winner of The National Cartoonist Society Award for Best Book Illustrations in 2007, bring us the enchanting Seamus McNamus: The Goat Who Would Be King.
This modern-day folktale, based on the traditions of the centuries-old Puck Fair in Ireland, chronicles the journey of a very unlikely kingoa goat named Seamus McNamus. The funny adventure begins
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Hardcover, 40 pages
Published February 24th 2009 by Worthwhile Books
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Oct 02, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Seamus McNamus is an Irish goat who, with a little bit of luck, has to act as king at a festival. The farm where he lives is having some trouble because people don't buy milk, eggs and goatshair sweaters anymore, and now Seamus, as the festival king, has the opportunity to make people remember why those things are good in the first place! A funny, silly book with great illustrations that kids will love looking at.

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Elizabeth
Sep 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: irish, picture-books
Seamus is a pickle-loving goat who is a marketing dream. He enables eggs and milk and wool sweaters to be popular again in these modern days. Therefore, he has helped out his fellow farm animals, the hens and the cows and the sheep. I love this line, "Being a king meant helping those around you to believe in themselves." What a terrific sentiment! This is an adorable picture book with Irish charm.
Dolly
Dec 15, 2009 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
This is a funny tale about the famous Puck Fair in Ireland and a goat who was crowned King for the three days of the fair. It has a bit of an environmentalist bent, with the goat advocating drinking milk, wearing wool/cashmere and eating eggs (versus drinking soda, wearing nylon, eating junk), but the message isn't overbearing and the story is fun. Our girls really enjoyed this story.
S.N. Arly
Sep 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrens
Wonderfully silly! It has a bit of a fairy tale structure, in that Seamus has three chances in which to save the day. He squanders the first one, has sucess followed by misfortune for the second, and succeeds on the third.
Ron
Feb 14, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: childrens
The story, about an Irish goat who goes to the village in an attempt to save his farmer from going broke and winds up the king of Puck Fair, is amusing enough, but the pictures tip this over into a real treat.
Kristen
Feb 23, 2010 rated it liked it
Seamus must use his power as King of the Puck Fair to help save his family and friends on the farm. Cute, and great illustrations.
Anita
Dec 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
Very neat little book that I picked up at the dollar store. In the end it is all about using the resources that you have around you-especially in terms of agriculture and local products.
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