The Haymeadow

Narrated by: Richard Thomas
Length: 3 hrs and 32 mins
4.9 out of 5 stars (22 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Fourteen-year-old John Barron is asked, like his father and grandfather before him, to spend the summer taking care of their sheep in the haymeadow. Six thousand sheep. John will be alone, except for two horses, four dogs, and all those sheep.

John doesn't feel up to the task, but he hopes that if he can accomplish it, he will finally please his father. But John finds that the adage "things just to sheep" is true when the river floods, coyotes attack, and one dog's feet get cut. Through it all he must rely on his own resourcefulness, ingenuity, and talents to survive this summer in the haymeadow.

©1992 Gary Paulsen (P)1999 Dell Audio

Critic Reviews

"...another fine adventure from Paulsen, who deftly blends an action-packed plot and a likable character..." (Booklist)

"The action is nonstop...will have readers plunging over each cliffhanger into the next crisis until they finish the book." (The Bulletin, recommended)

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childhood memories .

I love this book. My brother and i use to listen to it as kids.

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Great story but ...

The narrator often reduced his voice to a near whisper. Impossible for me to hear with road noise in my car.