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The Haymeadow

The Haymeadow

  • Title: The Haymeadow
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  • ISBN : 9780440409236
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 208 pages


Fourteen year old John Barron is asked, like his father and grandfather before him, to spend the summer taking care of their sheep in the haymeadow Six thousand sheep John will be alone, except for two horses, four dogs, and all those sheep.

John doesn t feel up to the task, but he hopes that if he can accomplish it, he will finally please his father But John finds that the adagesheep.

John Fourteen year old John Barron is asked, like his father and grandfather before him, to spend the summer taking care of their sheep in the haymeadow Six thousand sheep John will be alone, except for two horses, four dogs, and all those sheep.

John doesn t feel up to the task, but he hopes that if he can accomplish it, he will finally please his father But John finds that the adage things just happen to sheep is true when the river floods, coyotes attack, and one dog s feet get cut Through it all he must rely on his own resourcefulness, ingenuity, and talents to survive this summer in the haymeadow.


Author Gary Paulsen

Although he was never a dedicated student, Paulsen developed a passion for reading at an early age After a librarian gave him a book to read along with his own library card he was hooked He began spending hours alone in the basement of his apartment building, reading one book after another Running away from home at the age of 14 and traveling with a carnival, Paulsen acquired a taste for adve




The Haymeadow Reviews (31)

  • This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Personal ResponseI personally loved this book I like how there is so much that I can relate to in this book For example the intense descriptions of the family farm that you come to love that others will hate for their en [..]

  • I read this Gary Paulsen classic aloud to my husband and 13 year old son as we wound our way through Wyoming and Montana in our RV this summer My husband s comment after we finished the book one evening by the campfire was, I know his target audience is teenage boys, but I can t think of an author I [..]

  • Fourteen year old John Barron lives on the land that used to be his great grandfather s ranch He works the land with his father and his father s helpers, but he wishes that something in his life would change He is not sure what One day, one of his father s helpers is critically ill, and he has to st [..]

  • When the novel opens, John is innocent to how life actually is Posters on his wall show his grandfather revealing how much he admires and wants to be like him Every thought on him was on how tough and how good he was, as the truth is buried under a thick blanket of rumors John s life was easy, as hi [..]

  • Although the idea of nature of many is only serenity, calm, and peace, the real laws of nature apply for much , good and bad The Haymeadow no italics serves as a good read to imply the laws and parts of nature The primal yet calming feel to nature really stands out in the book, and this makes me thi [..]

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