Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780689824609, 40pp.
Publication Date: February 1, 2001
But then Beatrice receives a wonderful gift from some people far away -- a goat Fat and sleek as a ripe mango, Mugisa (which means "luck") gives milk that Beatrice can sell. With Mugisa's help, it looks as if Beatrice's dream may come true after all.
Page McBrier and Lori Lohstoeter beautifully recount this true story about how one child, given the right tools, is able to lift her family out of poverty. Thanks to Heifer Project International -- a charitable organization that donates livestock to poor communities around the world -- other families like Beatrice's will also have a chance to change their lives.
Hillary Rodham Clinton
from the afterword
Beatrice's Goat is a heartwarming reminder that families, wherever they live, can change their lives for the better.