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2016 Nominee
Voted 6 out of 20

Audrey (Cow)

By Dan Bar-el. Published in 2014 by Tundra Books

Audrey is a cow with poetry in her blood, who yearns for the greener pastures beyond Bittersweet Farms. But when Roy the horse tells this bovine dreamer that she is headed for Abbot’s War, the slaughter house, Audrey knows that she must leave her home and friends sooner than she ever imagined. With the help of a whole crew of animals and humans alike, Audrey attempts to escape the farm she lives on–and certain death. Cleverly written as an oral account, this unique illustrated tale of an animal on the run, told “to camera”, uses over thirty narrative voices, including six humans, four cows, three sheep, two sheep dogs, one pig and a very silly rooster. Full of heart and humor, Audrey (cow) is ultimately a very human story about life and death, friendship, and holding on to one’s dreams–based more or less on a true story.

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12 thoughts on “Audrey (Cow)

  1. Captain Nicola Goddard

    The book was a GREAT book. It is cool that Audrey has friends that are different animals. The book is very unique because I have never seen a book that has the talking part in different paragraphs.

  2. Captain Nicola Goddard

    I think the book is a Awesome and funny book. The book is so funny on the back cover.I really in joyed the book it is GREAT! (LOVE IT) 🙂

  3. St.Jerome

    This book reminds me of a different book forgot the name though I really like the different viewpoints that were shown


    This book is very interesting and I love the characters.I love how they’re helping Audrey escape. that shows they’re really good friends! But why were they trying so hard just to find a cow?!?! I still love the book though. Like I said, it’s a very interesting book.

  5. Chauvin Municipal Library

    I like the whole book, there was always something to laugh about. I loved that it was on a farm.

  6. Chauvin Municipal Library

    This book was very funny. It was written differently and you had to pay close attention to who was speaking or you would get confused. The book was based on a farm and the life of a cow. You get an idea of what the animals may be talking about and how they communicate. I now listen to the animals on my farm and wonder what they are saying to each other.

  7. Hillhurst

    I really enjoyed reading this book because of it’s theme. The book is written from many alternating perspectives, making it very unique. I think Audrey (cow) is a very awesome book!

  8. Hillhurst

    This book is very good because of it’s theme and the author’s style of alternating the character’s perspectives. Audrey (cow) is the most awesome book ever!!!


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