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The Back Leg of a Goat (Tania Abbey Adventure Series)

Penny Reeve

The Back Leg of a Goat (Tania Abbey Adventure Series)

Penny Reeve

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The Tania Abbey Adventures novels follow 10 year old Tania and her friends as they live out her crazy ideas and grow in faith. Each adventure explores themes of friendship, family and responding practically to the needs of the world.

Tania wants to buy a goat from a charity gift catalogue for a family in India, but she's only got enough money for the back leg!
With the help of her younger brother, and some new friends from down the road, Tania comes up with a fool-proof plan to raise the missing dollars. Fool-proof, that is, until a swarm of wasps move into the community hall...

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About "The Back Leg of a Goat (Tania Abbey Adventure Series)"

The Tania Abbey Adventures novels follow 10 year old Tania and her friends as they live out her crazy ideas and grow in faith. Each adventure explores themes of friendship, family and responding practically to the needs of the world.

Tania wants to buy a goat from a charity gift catalogue for a family in India, but she's only got enough money for the back leg!
With the help of her younger brother, and some new friends from down the road, Tania comes up with a fool-proof plan to raise the missing dollars. Fool-proof, that is, until a swarm of wasps move into the community hall...
- Koorong

Tania Abbey is a young peaceactivist and environmental campaigner. She is also a follower of Jesus. How does just a regular girl from a regular Australian town (with one or two crazy ideas) end up buying the back leg of a goat? But is it a crazy idea to do this? What appears to be crazy is actually a cool plan to help poor people in the third world. A healthy, strong goat could make all the difference to Shanti's family. Shanti lives in India and her family have very little money. They dont even have enough to spend on education, clean drinking water, or other things that Tania takes for granted. So Tania plans to use her savings to buy the back leg of a goat (it's the only bit she can afford!) but the plan goes up a gear when she manages to get her brother, Daniel, involved in a fashion show! But it's her new friend, Emily, who has the craziest idea of all: Let's make it a recycled fashion show! Before you can say dustbin, Tania and Emily and the other kids in the area are gathering a whole pile of junk to make costumes and clothes out of. This is going to be more than just crazy! Its going to be funcrazy!!


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Meet the Author

Penny Reeve

Penny Reeve is the author of more than 20 books for children, including picture books, novels and non-fiction. She loves sharing her stories with children and encouraging them to respond to the complex, fascinating and sometimes difficult world we live in. Visit www.pennyreeve.com for more information about the author.

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Aussie chapter book
5 stars By Penny Morrison, Jan 31 2015
Tania is determined to raise enough money to buy a goat for a poor family in India, but she only has enough for one back leg. Even though she is only ten, and her best friend has moved away, and the fundraiser isn't going as planned, Tania finds that she can make a difference in the world.

This book is refreshingly Australian, with genuine characters in a familiar setting. I read the story to my daughter, who loved it, but I enjoyed it as much myself.

The story was entertaining, but also had great themes of friendship and generosity, which will encourage children to invent their own creative ways of helping the poor. Through out the book, Tania also considers what it means to belong to God, which makes this a wonderful gift for any 7-10 year old girl, whether or not they already belong to God.
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  • Catalogue Code 279142
  • Product Code 9781845503406
  • ISBN 1845503406
  • EAN 9781845503406
  • Pages 96
  • Department Children / Young Adults
  • Category Confident Readers (Age 8-12)
  • Sub-Category Fiction
  • Publisher Cf4k
  • Publication Date Sep 2008
  • Sales Rank #89329
  • Dimensions 198 x 130 x 111 mm
  • Weight 0.120kg

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