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  • Hardcover: 120 pages
  • Publisher: Groundwood Books (March 1 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1554989167
  • ISBN-13: 978-1554989164
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 1.5 x 19.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 240 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #54,115 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Kid’s adjustment to New York City, her time in museums, and the warm and unusual neighbors make for a lively yet tender story. (Publishers Weekly 2016-12-19)

The convoluted, intricate tale is filled with joy, sweet sadness, and a triumph of spirit. Lovely. (Kirkus, STARRED REVIEW 2017-01-15)

With delicate insight and humor, Fleming cleverly unites people ― and goats ― from vastly different walks of life in an offbeat celebration of courage and individuality. (Booklist, STARRED REVIEW 2017-02-15)

The list of characters is long, and eccentricities abound, but so do charm and warm humor. Perfect for tweens who prefer quiet, character-driven novels and fans of E.L. Konigsburg. (School Library Journal 2017-02-01)

A quirky, riotous story that uses a preposterous conceit to deftly veil much deeper issues and themes. (Quill & Quire, STARRED REVIEW 2017-03-01)

The Goat takes a concept easiest told as zany and madcap, but isntead wisely presents it as perfectly ordinary. If Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach made a kids' movie … this would certainly be their script. (National Post 2017-02-28)

At turns funny and affecting, this [is an] ingeniously knitted ensemble piece for 9- to 12-year-olds. (The Wall Street Journal 2017-03-10)

An affectionate and quirky ode to Manhattan. (Horn Book 2017-05-01)

About the Author

Anne Fleming is the author of Pool-Hopping and Other Stories (shortlisted for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize, the Danuta Gleed Award and the Governor General’s Award), and Anomaly and Gay Dwarves of America. She is a long-time and highly regarded teacher of creative writing who has taught at the University of British Columbia, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Douglas College, Kwantlen University College and the Banff Centre for the Arts. The Goat is her first full-length work for young readers.


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