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One Smart Sheep

One Smart Sheep

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It takes one smart sheep to escape from a piano movers' van and find his way home in this humorous friendship story for emerging and newly independent readers by beloved, award-winning author Gary D. Schmidt and coauthor Elizabeth Stickney.

Wilson is a curious sheep, and after he foolishly climbs into the back of a piano movers' truck, he ends up alone in the big city, far from the farm. But Wilson is also one smart sheep, and soon enough he's finding his way home to his worried owner by recognizing the sounds that he heard while he was trapped in the truck--a jackhammer, a calliope, a hotdog man. And could that be the excited barking of his friend Tippy, the border collie?

This lighthearted story about loyalty, problem solving, friendship, and independence is divided into short, action-packed chapters and has the cozy feel of a modern classic.

Author: Gary D. Schmidt, Elizabeth Stickney
Publisher: Clarion Books
Published: 10/26/2021
Pages: 80
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.65lbs
Size: 8.10h x 6.40w x 0.60d
ISBN: 9780544888357
Audience: Ages 4-8

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 08/01/2021
Publishers Weekly 08/16/2021
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 11/01/2021
School Library Journal 11/01/2021 pg. 67
Booklist 01/28/2022

About the Author
Gary D. Schmidt is the award-winning author of many books for young readers. He live near Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Elizabeth Stickney is the pen name of Anne Schmidt, Gary's late wife. She wrote essays, poetry, and picture books.

Jane Manning is the bestselling illustrator of dozens of picture books, including several that she also wrote. She lives in Deep River, Connecticut.
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