Mountain Born

Mountain Born

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Item #: 072108
ISBN: 9780890847060
Grades: 4-6

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A wise old shepherd teaches Pete how to care for the black lamb that becomes his special pet.

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In Mountain Born by Elizabeth Yates, she used her experiences from her early years of living on her father’s large farm and the hours spent with a News Hampshire shepherd in writing this fiction story. Wolves, weather, a black lamb, a trusty dog—all are part of Peter’s life on a mountain farm. His best friend is Benji, a wise old shepherd, and Benj teaches Peter to care for the sprightly lamb that becomes his special pet, his cosset. As Biddy grows into her place as leader of the flock, Peter grows too, learning the skills and joys of the shepherd’s life. Mountain Born is a Newbery Honor Book.

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Primary Subject
Library Builders
Grade Start
4
Grade End
6
ISBN
9780890847060
Binding
Trade Paper
Pages
106
Language
English
EHS Title
Booklinks
Ages
9 to 12
Audience
Juvenile
Awards
Newbery Medal ( NOMINATED FOR AN AWARD ) 1944
Format
Trade Paperback Book
Brand Name
JourneyForth
Weight
0.3 (lbs.)
Dimensions
8.5" x 5.5" x 0.25"
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Charlotte Mason curriculum AND A Gentle Feast recommendations
Jason S on Aug 25, 2021
Books Shark Level 3 Reader
Amanda D on Mar 31, 2021
Charlotte Mason curriculum AND A Gentle Feast recommendations
Jason S on Aug 25, 2021
This book was part of the literature package for Notgrass's Our Star Spangled Story.
NICOLE C on Aug 11, 2021
Books Shark Level 3 Reader
Amanda D on Mar 31, 2021
To read as living history with America's Story 1 by Master Books.
Kristi P on Oct 21, 2020
We love this book from the library, so decided we should own it. It is a beautiful story of a by coming into manhood as a shepherd
Jami A H on Feb 9, 2019
To use with Notgrass's new American History curriculum.
Michael W on Dec 29, 2018
Part of our 1st grade curriculum for the upcoming school year.
Rebekah M on Jun 27, 2018
This book is a suggested read aloud in our curriculum and it is not available at the our library.
Daniel S on Jul 19, 2017
Part of My Father's World 2nd grade (Adventures) curriculum.
Celesta R on Mar 12, 2016
This book was part of the literature package for Notgrass's Our Star Spangled Story.
NICOLE C on Aug 11, 2021
To read as living history with America's Story 1 by Master Books.
Kristi P on Oct 21, 2020
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Mountain Born was read as part of our curriculum It honestly is not one I would have chosen for my son who usually picks stories with more adventure The content involves a boy Peter who lived in the past (specific dates not given in the book) in a remote mountainous area on the outskirts of a village apparently Peter's family is a farming family primarily involved in raising sheep The entire story revolves around Peter and his relationship with his cosset (pet lamb) Biddy Now my own son is a city boy who has never been really close to a sheep honestly and the farming life is completely unknown to him He is drawn to action-packed tales of detectives robots and sci-fi adventures So you can guess I was hesitant about this book However the simple story of a boy and his pet easily transcended the differences between Zach and Peter and Zach sat enthralled day after day as we read this book aloud together By the end he was begging for more about Peter and we did read the sequel "A Place for Peter " finding it in library storage The language in this book can be challenging and so can the syntax at times being written a while ago However reading it together my son had no trouble overcoming that relating to Peter easily and gaining some new vocabulary in the process
November 6, 2010


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