The Trouble With Goats and SheepeBook - 2016
England, 1976. Mrs. Creasy is missing and the Avenue is alive with whispers. The neighbors blame her sudden disappearance on the heat wave, but ten-year-olds Grace and Tilly aren't convinced, and decide to take matters into their own hands.
Spunky, spirited Grace and quiet, thoughtful Tilly go door to door in search of clues. The cul-de-sac starts to give up its secrets, and the amateur detectives uncover more than they ever imagined. A complicated history of deception begins to emerge--everyone on the Avenue has something to hide.
During that sweltering summer, the lives of all the neighbors begin to unravel. The girls come to realize that the lies told to conceal what happened one fateful day about a decade ago are the same ones Mrs. Creasy was starting to peel back just before she disappeared...
"A thoughtful tale of loyalty and friendship, family dynamics and human nature" ( Kirkus Reviews ), this glorious debut is part coming-of-age story, part mystery. The Trouble with Goats and Sheep radiates an unmistakable warmth and intelligence and is "rife with tiny extraordinaries" ( The New York Times Book Review ). "Joanna Cannon is an author to watch" ( Booklist , starred review).
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Katherine_A Feb 09, 2017
The Trouble with Goats and Sheep is an engaging historical fiction story that takes place in the 1970's. It's a long unseasonably hot summer in England. The cul-de-sac of the neighborhood the story takes place in is filled with quirky characters. The ten year old characters, Tilly and Grace, rea... Read More »
jabberbooky Sep 23, 2016
I found this quirky and amusing. The writing truly is gorgeous. Just stick with it, it's worth it.