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From the international bestselling author of Bel Canto and The Dutch House, Ann Patchett, and the bestselling illustrator of the Fancy Nancy series, Robin Preiss Glasser, comes a hilarious and heartwarming story about a goat who keeps getting all the blame, but ultimately teaches one family about the importance of honesty and owning up to your mistakes.
The Farmer family has a big problem! Every day their goat escapes, and every day, Mr. Farmer brings him back. So when things start to go awry on the farm, it must be the goat’s fault.
Who’s to blame when Mrs. Farmer’s petunias are trampled?
Or when all the cupcakes for Archie’s party disappear?
And when the whole bucket of paint is spilled?
Of course, everyone blames the goat! But is it really his fault?
Find out in this epic collaboration between Ann Patchett and Robin Preiss Glasser, who create this perfect picture book about telling the truth.
Praise For Escape Goat…
— Publishers Weekly
"...The visual jokes [are] made evident in Glasser’s exuberant ink-and-watercolor cartoons. The humans, the animals, and the farm itself are delightfully represented. Humorous, engaging illustrations support an…amusing tale."
— Kirkus Reviews
"Patchett and Glasser follow up their first collaboration, Lambslide (2019), with another punny picture book…Readers will enjoy the silliness and the endearing illustrations from beloved Fancy Nancy (2005) illustrator Glasser, who truly captures the story’s chaotic energy. A fun book for kids of all species."
HarperCollins, 9780062883391, 32pp.
Publication Date: September 22, 2020
About the Author
ANN PATCHETT is the author of seven novels, The Patron Saint of Liars, Taft, The Magician’s Assistant, Bel Canto, Run, State of Wonder, and Commonwealth. She was the editor of Best American Short Stories, 2006, and has written three books of nonfiction, Truth & Beauty, about her friendship with the writer, Lucy Grealy, What now? an expansion of her graduation address at Sarah Lawrence College, and, most recently, This is the Story of a Happy Marriage, a collection of essays.
Robin Preiss Glasser actually wore tiaras and tutus when she danced with the Pennsylvania Ballet. Now she happily spends her days in jeans, drawing. She has illustrated many acclaimed picture books, including the bestselling Fancy Nancy series. She won the Children’s Choice Award for Best Illustrator of the Year for Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet. Robin and her family live in Southern California.