Lenore Finds a Friend: A True Story from Bedlam Farm

Lenore Finds a Friend: A True Story from Bedlam Farm

by Jon Katz
     
 

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Poor Lenore! None of the other animals at Bedlam Farm welcome her. Even Rose the border collie is too busy to play. But Lenore refuses to give up, and when she licks a grumpy ram named Brutus—right on the nose!—an unexpected friendship begins.

Jon Katz's irresistible photographs chronicle this true story of a dog determined to make friends.

Overview

Poor Lenore! None of the other animals at Bedlam Farm welcome her. Even Rose the border collie is too busy to play. But Lenore refuses to give up, and when she licks a grumpy ram named Brutus—right on the nose!—an unexpected friendship begins.

Jon Katz's irresistible photographs chronicle this true story of a dog determined to make friends.

Editorial Reviews

The New York Times Book Review
…[a] genial true tale, told through lively animal photography and sweet, descriptive text…
—Pamela Paul
From the Publisher

“* This gorgeous, heartwarming book...stands out from the pack.” —School Library Journal, starred review on Meet the Dogs of Bedlam Farm

“This is the love letter people wish they could write to their own pets.” —Booklist on Meet the Dogs of Bedlam Farm

“Katz's photographs depicting the dogs' vastly different personalities are great fun for dog lovers and a fine lesson for dog fearers. Lenore, it turns out, makes sure everyone is happy.” —The New York Times Book Review on Meet the Dogs of Bedlam Farm

“A highly specific, not preachy, charmer.” —The Chicago Tribune on Meet the Dogs of Bedlam Farm

“A beautifully photographed and clever story.” —TheExaminer.com on Meet the Dogs of Bedlam Farm

Children's Literature - Carrie Hane Hung
Lenore was just a puppy when she arrived at Bedlam Farm. She was lonely because the other animals (the rooster, the donkey, and others) were not friendly towards her. Rose, the other dog at the farm, was too busy herding the sheep and did not have time for Lenore. One day, Lenore tries to befriend a ram named Brutus with a kiss on the nose. The next day, she returns to kiss him again. Meanwhile, Rose is not happy because she has to round up Brutus to keep him with the rest of the flock. Despite Rose's attempts to keep Lenore away from Brutus, Lenore does not give up and the friendship between Lenore and Brutus grows. The color photographs illustrate the story of Lenore as she tries to develop friendship with the animals. The snapshots of the animals have a charming appeal. Children who love animal stories will probably enjoy reading or listening to the story. The story may be the springboard for a discussion about how to initiate friendships. Readers may also be familiar with the author's earlier book, Meet the Dogs of Bedlam Farm. Reviewer: Carrie Hane Hung
Kirkus Reviews
Lenore the black Lab befriends a cranky ram named Brutus in another entry in the popular streak of recent stories focusing on unlikely animal pals. Katz continues to chronicle life on his farm in upstate New York with his second book for children, following Meet the Dogs of Bedlam Farm (2011). When Lenore arrives at the farm as a boisterous puppy, she tries to engage Rose, the border collie who herds the sheep of Bedlam Farm. Rose ignores Lenore, so the puppy buddies up to Brutus the ram, giving him "kisses" on his nose and following him around the farm. At first, Rose tries to intervene, but eventually she accepts Lenore as part of the farm family. Though the story anthropomorphizes the dogs and ram a bit too much, the appealing photographs clearly convey Lenore's winning personality with some touching shots of sad puppy eyes and sweet interactions between the Lab and the ram. The intriguing subject matter, large type size and short sentence length make this suitable for beginning readers as well as younger children. Bedlam Farm seems an idyllic spot with a natural appeal to children, who are likely to ask for more about Lenore. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781466818132
Publisher:
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication date:
09/04/2012
Sold by:
Macmillan
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
258,252
File size:
27 MB
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This product may take a few minutes to download.
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Jon Katz has written many bestselling books about his dogs. His first book for children, Meet the Dogs of Bedlam Farm, also features his photography. Mr. Katz lives in Upstate New York.


Jon Katz has written many bestselling books about his dogs, including A Dog Year. His first book for children, Meet the Dogs of Bedlam Farm, also features his photography. Mr. Katz lives in upstate New York.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Montclair, New Jersey
Date of Birth:
August 8, 1947
Place of Birth:
Providence, Rhode Island
Education:
Attended George Washington University and The New School for Social Research

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