Wilhelmina Goes Wandering

Wilhelmina Goes Wandering

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Wilhelmina Goes Wandering is based on the true story of a runaway cow in Connecticut. For five months in 2011, the 800-pound black Angus was seen around Milford, Orange, and New Haven, hanging out and traveling with a herd of deer. When she is eventually captured and relocated to an animal sanctuary in Oxford, Wilhelmina finds that her urge for adventures has been tamed by knowing she is finally accepted and loved by her new farmer friend Betty. Along the way, our heroine learns to accept herself as the free spirit she really is. Five- to nine-year-old readers (grownups, too!) will fall in love with Wilhelmina and her animal and human friends, brought to colorful life in Katie Runde's lovingly rendered watercolor illustrations.
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Hardback | 42 pages
  • 216 x 216 x 6mm | 336g
  • English
  • 2nd ed.
  • Illustrations
  • 1628902582
  • 9781628902587

Review quote

"The book is extraordinary."

"It's amazing to me that this is his first children's book because he has the right voice, and he's not afraid to put themes in there that might be more than what some would say would be 'children's themes.' He talked about fitting in and becoming free, and at times not knowing who the cow was, who Wilhelmina was; she didn't understand herself. And those just resonate with children."

Mary Ellen Minichiello

Calf Pen Meadow Elementary School

Media Center Director (retired), Milford, Connecticut

President, New England Association of School Librarians
"I love the book, my grandchildren love it. It's a book with a happy ending."

Rick George, the real-life Milford and Orange, Connecticut animal control officer who inspired the character George Richards, told the New Haven Register
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