CowgirlGemma is a young teenager, who lives in a sad, run-down Welsh community named Bryn Mawr, where burglaries and muggings are common. Her dad is in prison and her mum has lost hope. Kate, the legendary Cowgirl, who lives out-of-town on her father’s dairy farm, is the school outcast. Gemma and Kate are thrown into an odd friendship. When Gemma learns that Kate’s beloved cows are due to be slaughtered, she concocts an unexpected plan, with the help of her no-nonsense grandmother, that changes the whole community. This refreshing and uplifting story is about everyone peacefully working together toward a common goal. mjw
Title: Cowgirl
Author: G.R Gemin
: Nosy Crow Ltd., London, England
: 2014
Original Language
: English
: 978-0-85763-281-4
Paperback pages
: 261
Age range
: 9 up
: Fiction
Book setting
: South Wales
Author’s ethnicity
: Welsh and Italian
Author’s residence
: London and Italy
: 2015 Carnegie Medal Nomination, 2015 UKLA Book Awards long list, 2015 Tir na n-Og Award (Welsh Book Council)
: Community, Cows, Dairy farming, Flute, Grandmothers, Hinduism, School, South Wales

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