By Dan Bar-el, Tatjana Mai-Wyss
Audrey is a cow with poetry in her blood, who yearns for the greener pastures past Bittersweet Farms. but if Roy the pony tells this bovine dreamer that she is headed for Abbot's conflict, the slaughter condominium, Audrey is aware that she needs to depart her domestic and acquaintances prior to she ever imagined. With assistance from an entire workforce of animals and people alike, Audrey makes an attempt to flee the farm she lives on--and definite loss of life. Cleverly written as an oral account, this detailed illustrated story of an animal at the run, informed "to camera", makes use of over thirty narrative voices, together with six people, 4 cows, 3 sheep, sheep canine, one pig and a really foolish hen. choked with center and humor, Audrey (cow) is finally a truly human tale approximately existence and loss of life, friendship, and maintaining directly to one's dreams--based roughly on a real tale.
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AUDREY (cow) there has been quite a bit to soak up all of sudden. evidently the plan wasn’t going approximately in addition to it's going to. I couldn’t comprehend what Buster used to be doing there, not just out of his pen, yet status snout to snout with Max. i may pay attention Charlton screaming out a few speech as though he have been rousing the animals to snatch pitchforks and assault. yet what used to be such a lot distressing used to be that the sheep had unexpectedly stopped their distraction. all of us knew that with no these few additional seconds, my get away plan was once doomed to fail, and my journey to Abbot’s warfare was once all yet a convinced factor. And then … BUSTER (pig) And, oh pricey, then … EDDIE (dog) Gosh, and then … KASEY (human) after which (sigh), i do know you won’t think me. Glenn Parker says I’m exaggerating, yet that’s simply because he’s in denial. I observed what I observed, don’t you recognize, and he certain did see it too! So then … this cow … comes dancing out of the cowshed. You heard me. I suggest she was once d-a-n-c-i-n-g—DANCING! Sashaying her hips facet to facet, spinning in little circles, doing little tippy-toe steps, and mooing like she was once on the Tuesday karaoke evening at Connie’s solid instances Grill. Jumpin’ June insects, me and Glenn simply stopped in our tracks. My jaw used to be putting down so low you might have used my mouth as a breadbox. And I’m considering, what on the planet is happening at Bittersweet Farm? BUSTER (pig) you possibly need to know which cow it was once. I’d let you know, yet, uh, good, she scares me. definite, definite, she does. NORMA (cow) As I acknowledged prior, I’d really no longer speak about it. easily said, i'll see from the place I stood contained in the cowshed that the sheep have been in disarray, and Farmer used to be creating a beeline to the truck. A distraction was once required, so I did first thing that got here to brain. That’s all there has been to it. Let’s movement on, we could? AUDREY (cow) Norma used to be my mum or dad angel that day. mom could were smiling and giggling, not just on the appealing spectacle of a cow acting sleek dance, but in addition for the truth that of the entire cows, it used to be Norma who got here to my rescue. Norma appeared radiant, and he or she used to be so courageous, figuring out that the remainder of the women might by no means see her in relatively a similar mild back. i used to be simply as stuck up within the distraction as Farmer and the driving force, so by the point i used to be ultimately led towards the truck, Buster used to be already slinking again to his pen with the bits of wooden that had held the screw. Roy gave a whinny and shook his mane whereas backing clear of the scene. Eddie used to be at the flooring now, with Charlton. He seemed my means. while our eyes met, he gave me a nod. undertaking accomplished. EDDIE (dog) Farmer used to be flustered. He yelled at Dad to get the sheep again to their pen. I joined in to aid simply because I owed Dad that a lot, even if I knew it can nonetheless be it slow sooner than he’d allow me off the hook. yet I saved Audrey in sight out of the nook of my eye. I observed the driving force slide out an extended steel slat from the truck’s again and drop the top at the flooring with a thud. Then Audrey was once led up the ramp within the comparable approach as I had as soon as imagined she may well climb to the head of 1 of the fences and bounce to freedom.