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Favorite stories from Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa : school days
Silverman, Erica, author.
Personal Author:
Uniform Title:
Prose works. Selections
First Green Light Readers edition.
Publication Information:
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.

Physical Description:
22 pages, 10 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Wondering what they will do when Cowgirl Kate embarks on a new school year and goes off each day to a place where horses are not allowed to follow, Kate and Cocoa devise clever ways to keep their best friendship strong.
General Note:
"Originally published as selections in Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa: School Days in the United States by Harcourt Children's Books, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, 2007"--Title page verso.
A new friend -- A report.
Reading Level:
350 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.4 0.5 166673.


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J READER Juvenile Fiction Readers

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Yee-haw! Cowgirl Kate and her loyal cowhorse, Cocoa, are back for more boot-stompin' fun. Only problem is, school's in session and horses are not allowed. Poor Cocoa feels left behind, but not for long. These plucky pals always find a way to stay best friends. This newly formatted Green Light Readers edition features two short stories that are well paced for beginners.

Author Notes

Erica Silverman is a children's author who has loved books since she was a child. She said that books inspired her daydreams and fantasies. She discovered the magic of libraries before she could read. Her grandmother took her to the 23rd Street branch of the New York Public Library in Manhattan. This is where she started appreciating the experience of picking out books to take home. Her love for reading lead her to writing. It was her grandmother who told her stories that fed her imagination. She drew on these memories when she wrote Gittel's Hands, Raisel's Riddle, When the Chickens Went on Strike and Sholom's Treasure.

For fourteen years she taught English as a Second Language to adult immigrants believing the acquisition of language is empowering. Her love of reading and writing has led her to yet another career. She earned her Masters in Library and Information Science and has become a librarian. She has always spent a great deal of time in libraries, both to research my books and to find books to read for pleasure. One of her favorites was an East European folk tale called 'The Turnip.' Many years later, the memory of this book inspired her to write Big Pumpkin which made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2013.

(Bowker Author Biography)