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"HUCK'S WAY HOME" is based on a true story on a Vermont farm.
Huck’s Way Home is a beautifully illustrated children’s book by acclaimed author Kristina Rodanas. Discover the heart-warming story of a lost young steer trying to find his way home, and the adventures he has along the way. Inspired by a true story, Huck’s Way Home describes the incredible journey of Huck, a week-old American Milking Devon steer, who got lost within minutes of his arrival at Billings Farm & Museum in Woodstock, Vermont. Illustrated with stunning images and colors of the Vermont landscape, Huck’s story of bravery and determination will inspire all ages.
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From A to Z, Kristina Rodanas’ rich illustrations in watercolor and colored pencil capture the magic of Billings Farm & Museum in Woodstock VT.
“J” is for JOY!”
Hear Huck moooo!
Editorial Reviews of Hucks Way Home
“Huck’s Way Home is a picture book for everyone who loves animals. Kristina Rodanas’s luminous art and gentle, compelling prose glow with compassion. Little Huck’s determination will inspire both children and adults not only to be courageous, but also to learn from the wisdom of animals, and trust in the kindness of our beautiful world–a world more generous and gentle thanks to places like Billings Farm and Museum, where Huck really lives today !”
-Sy Montgomery, nationally-bestselling author of 21 books for adults and children, including The Soul of an Octopus, The Good Good Pig, and How to Be A Good Creature.
“A thoroughly engaging animal tale that delivers a message of self-reliance with visual and narrative warmth. … Pairing her expressive text with beautifully rendered, realistic, double-spread and single-page illustrations in pencil and watercolor, [Rodanas] brings to life green Vermont landscapes, sunny and starry skies, and farm and forest creatures.” Kirkus Reviews
“Huck has the Vermont spirit. This beautifully written and illustrated book should be in every school library for all to read and enjoy. Thank you Billings Farm for Huck and for this story of hope.
-Anson Tebbetts, Vermont Secretary of Agriculture
“Huck’s Way Home is an endearing story that captures the serenity of Vermont’s rural landscape. Its beautiful art brings the characters and events to life, and it encourages us all to remember our agricultural heritage and to think about how the lives of animals play out alongside our own. ”
-Dan French, Vermont Secretary of Education