Illustrated by: Lonnie Millsap

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Genre:Young Readers

Age: 7-9, grade level: 2-4

Source: Received for an honest review from the publisher and/or author.

  • Age Range: 7 – 9 years
  • Grade Level: 2 – 4
  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Publishing Syndicate LLC (September 24, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1938778324
  • ISBN-13: 978-1938778322


Ten-year-old Tim Slinger and his nine-year-old sister Dana face danger, excitement, and heartbreak in this story of life on a modern family farm. Though Tim (aka Poop Slinger) and “Devil” Dana engage in intense sibling rivalry that gets them both into hilarious situations with barns, ropes, farm animals, city-kid cousins, and each other, they are soon forced to confront unwanted changes when the farm is lost. As they face an alien world in town, Dana readily adapts to a new way of life while Tim resists, sending the siblings down separate but intersecting paths. Although an unexpected encounter puts Tim back into familiar surroundings, will life ever be the same? This fresh and humorous account of modern rural living brings a unique approach to the time-tested theme of families and communities coming together under challenging circumstances.


THE COW-PIE CHRONICLES by JAMES BUTLER Illustrated by: Lonnie Millsap is an interesting Young Readers novel. Age: 7-9, Grade Level: 2-4. A collection of witty and entertaining adventures about the author’s life on the farm. I, myself, remember using cow-pies as bases when we played baseball in the field, yes, you heard it here first or second maybe. I was only a child and do know better now. But how the title brought back fun, humorous stories, of when we would visit my Grand-mother in the country. A great pick me up, filled with fun stories, and wonderful illustrations. A read any young reader would enjoy! Received for an honest review from the author and/or publisher.

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REVIEWED BY: AprilR, Courtesy of My Book Addiction and More