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LITTLE APPLE GOAT by Caroline Jayne Church


by Caroline Jayne Church & illustrated by Caroline Jayne Church

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2007
ISBN: 978-0-8028-5320-2
Publisher: Eerdmans

Just in time for the autumn apple harvest comes this sweet rustic tale of an ordinary goat—ordinary except for her eating habits, that is. Little Apple Goat eschews the normal goat fare of “last week’s leftovers, or Wednesday’s washing,” in favor of apples, pears and cherries. She trots up to the orchard each fall day to feast, and on her way back home spits the seeds over the hedge. Year follows year, until one day there is a terrible storm that destroys the beloved orchard. But surprise, surprise, Little Apple Goat has sown the seeds of her own happiness (quite literally), and the delighted farm animals enjoy more autumns in a new orchard. Church’s watercolor, collage and ink artwork lends a pastoral feel to the illustrations, especially with the flecked-paper backgrounds. Her characters are winsomely appealing with facial expressions to match. This is a delightful addition to autumnal collections. (Picture book. 3-7)