BESSIE and LUKE: A True Story (Paperback)
"This is a true story. Luke is a gentle man who rescued a gentle cow named Bessie. They are the best of friends." So begins this endearing tale by a great-grandmother moved to write her first book at the age of 85. Weaving the adventures of a gentle cow on a real-life farm with 20 full-color photographs, Grandma Call, helped by her family, has created a storybook to captivate children of all ages. The writing and photos encourage children to talk about familiar animals, everyday life on a small farm and kindness toward all living things. Parents and grandparents will enjoy reading this book out loud again and again.
Grandma Call was encouraged to write her first book, at the age of 85, after meeting Bessie at her grand-daughter's farm. Bessie sparked vivid memories of growing up on a small dairy farm during the 1930's. Comparing her life as a child with the stories that Bessie inspires today has kept her constantly amused.