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The haymeadow
Gary Paulsen ; illustrated by Ruth Wright Paulsen.
New York, N.Y. : Dell, 1994, c1992.
195 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.


Fourteen-year-old John comes of age and gains self-reliance during the summer he spends up in the Wyoming mountains tending his father's herd of sheep.
Reading level: 5.

Best Books:

Children's Catalog, Eighteenth Edition, 2001 ; H.W. Wilson; United States
Middle And Junior High School Library Catalog, Eighth Edition, 2000 ; H.W. Wilson; United States
Middle and Junior High School Library Catalog, Ninth Edition, 2005 ; H.W. Wilson; United States
Read Alouds Too-Good-To-Miss , 1995 ; Indiana Library Federation; Indiana
YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2001 ; American Library Association; United States

State and Provincial Reading Lists:

Indian Paintbrush Book Award, 1996 ; Nominee; Wyoming
Kentucky Bluegrass Award, 1995 ; Nominee; Kentucky
Lone Star Reading List, 1994-1995 ; Texas

Reading Measurement Programs:

Lexile, MetaMetrics, Inc.
Lexile Measure 1010

Reading Counts-Scholastic
Interest Level 6-8
Reading Level 7
Title Point Value 9
Lexile Measure 1010


Susie Wilde (Children's Literature)
In this tale of survival, 14-year-old John Barron is responsible for guarding six thousand sheep for three months with the aid of two horses and four dogs. On the first day alone, he battles a rattlesnake, a skunk, a flash flood, and a ruined camp. In the course of his struggles, John gains an inner understanding of his heritage, the beauty of nature, his true self, and his father's love for him. 1992, Delacorte, $15.95 and $4.50. Ages 10 to 13.

Publishers Weekly (Publishers Weekly)
PW praised the ``taut scenes of physical drama and suspense'' in the Newbery Honor author's tale of a boy who, on his own in a high-country meadow, cares for several thousand sheep one summer. Ages 10-up. (Mar.)


Ranch life--Fiction.
LanguageCall NumberLCCNDewey DecimalISBN/ISSN
English (eng)
0440409233 (pbk.)
0440409233 $3.99
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