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Children's Fiction Farm & Ranch Life

Six Darn Cows

by (author) Margaret Laurence

illustrated by Ann Blades

Publisher
James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
Initial publish date
Jan 1979
Category
Farm & Ranch Life, Farm Animals
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780888622471
    Publish Date
    Jan 1979
    List Price
    $12.95
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780888629425
    Publish Date
    Jan 1979
    List Price
    $5.95

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3
  • Reading age: 3 to 8

Description

In this classic tale, Margaret Laurence recounts how Jen and Tod overcome their fear of the dark woods to bring the cows home at last.

About the authors

Margaret Laurence was born in 1926 in Neepawa, Manitoba. She published her first novel, This Side of Jordan (one of several works to be set in Africa), in 1960. The Stone Angel, published in 1964, was her second novel. It was an immediate success, as were her four subsequent Manawaka novels: A Jest of God (which won the 1967 Governor General's Award and was later made into the film Rachel, Rachel), The Fire Dwellers, A Bird in the House, and The Diviners — winner of the 1974 Governor General's Award. In 1971, Laurence was made a Companion of the Order of Canada. Remembered also as a peace activist, she died in 1987.

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Ann Blades is one of Canada’s leading illustrators. Her distinctive watercolors appear in many children’s books, including A Salmon for Simon, which won the Governor General’s Award for Illustration and the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award; By the Sea: An Alphabet Book, which won the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award; and A Dog Came, Too by Ainslie Manson. She is also the author and illustrator of Mary of Mile 18, for which she won the Canadian Library Association’s Book of the Year for Children Award. Ann returned to teaching in 2001 and now teaches kindergarten at an inner-city school in Surrey, British Columbia.

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Awards

  • Winner, Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice Selection

Editorial Reviews

"Pair this story with to introduce children to classic stories set in the countryside."

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Other titles by Margaret Laurence

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