Blue Ribbon Blues

Blue Ribbon Blues Cover

Blue Ribbon Blues

A Tooter Tale

By Jerry Spinelli; Donna Nelson; Donna Kae Nelson (Illustrator)

Random House Books for Young Readers, Paperback, 9780679887539, 80pp.

Publication Date: February 17, 1998

Ever since her family moved to Aunt Sally's farm, Tooter's known that farm life is definitely not for her. There's no pizzeriafor miles, her nearest neighbor is a dumb boy, and even her own pet chicken hates her So Tooter decides to show everyone what she's made of by winning the blue ribbon at the County Fair's goat show. Now all she has to do is keep her little brother--and his paint brush--away from her prize goat

About the Author
Jerry Spinelli received the Newbery Medal for Maniac Magee and a Newbery Honor for Wringer. His other books include Smiles to Go, Loser, Space Station Seventh Grade, Who Put That Hair in My Toothbrush?, Dump Days, and Stargirl. His novels are recognized for their humor and poignancy, and his characters and situations are often drawn from his real-life experience as a father of six children. Jerry lives with his wife, Eileen, also a writer, in Wayne, Pennsylvania.

Praise For Blue Ribbon Blues

"Tooter is a real-life, plucky, resourceful heroine."-- The Horn Book