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Dadblamed Union Army Cow

Susan Fletcher, Kimberly Bulcken Root (Illustrator)


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Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (6/12/2007)


“Most picture-book war stories are long on history but short on humor until now. . . . Root’s droll style perfectly portrays the story with homespun flavor.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“That dadblamed cow!” She follows her owner into the Union army and then straight on south to fight in the war. She needs unstomped grass to eat, she gets stuck in the mud, and she’s just plain dangerous in battle. But this peculiar cow also gives the weary soldiers some surprising comforts. Based on stories and newspaper reports from the Civil War and full of lively illustrations, this is a heartwarming tale of one wonderfully dadblamed persistent cow.

Praise For Dadblamed Union Army Cow

It's the telling in the soldier's voice that engages the reader and captures just the right tone without caricaturizing or sensationalizing.
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Candlewick, 9780763687700, 32pp.

Publication Date: February 23, 2016

About the Author

Susan Fletcher is the author of several novels for young readers. She lives in Wilsonville, Oregon.

Kimberly Bulcken Root says that one of her great-grandfathers was in the Pennsylvania cavalry and another in the Grand Army of the Republic, while other relatives were on the southern side. She lives in Quarryville, Pennsylvania.