Little Joe

Sometimes a first heartbreak doesn’t involve humans.” Little Joe is about a farm boy who faces parting with the calf he loves at the fair auction. A state awards finalist and a U.S. Dept. of Ag and American Farm Bureau pick, Little Joe has been translated into 3 languages. Now in paperback and ebook editions.

  • Finalist, South Carolina Children’s Book Award

  • Oklahoma Sequoyah Book Award Nominee

  • A U.S. Department of Agriculture curriculum selection

  • An American Farm Bureau curriculum selection

This thoughtful, tender book will appeal to those readers who are familiar with the Stegners’ world, and many more will be able to identify with the highs and lows of familial love.School Library Journal
[Eli’s] determination to win and carry on a family tradition gets in the way of a blossoming affection for an animal friend in this fine story of a young boy’s choices.Midwest Book Review
Animal lovers will be fascinated by the details of raising beef cattle as well as the economic realities of modern farm life.Booklist
Though heartwarming and engaging to the reader, this book remains an accurate, in-depth account of life on the farm.USDA’s Agriculture in the Classroom