Join us Sept. 27–Oct. 24 for events that celebrate Lids Bullard’s “Turn Left at the Cow.”
OneBook, OneRosemount encourages residents of our richly diverse community to connect through a shared reading experience. OneBook, OneRosemount promotes community discussion, understanding and community interaction by reading one book.
The celebration of this book is made possible by the Dakota County Library, Friends of the Robert Trail Library and Dakota County Parks, and is funded in part by Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Activities are free and open to the public.
About the book
Thirteen-year-old Trav always wondered about his dead-before-he-was-born dad. Hoping to learn about his past, he heads from California to his grandmother's house in rural Minnesota. When he gets there, he gets more than he bargained for. It turns out his dad was involved in a bank robbery right before he mysteriously disappeared and the loot from the take is still missing.
Along with Kenny and Iz, the kids next door, Trav embarks on a search for the cash. But the trio’s adventure quickly turns dangerous when it becomes clear that someone else is looking for the money — someone who won’t give up without a fight.
About the author
Lisa Bullard is the author of “Get Started in Writing for Children,” a how-to guide for adult writers that draws on Bullard’s longtime background as a children’s book writer, writing teacher and publishing professional. Bullards’s books for children include the middle grade mystery “Turn Left at the Cow” and the picture books “Not Enough Beds!,” “You Can Write a Story: A Story-Writing Recipe for Kids,” and “Trick-or-Treat on Milton Street,” which won an International Reading Association/Children’s Book Council Children’s Choice Award, a National Parenting Publications Children’s Resources Silver Award, and was named an honor title for the Storytelling World Award. She also won two “Teacher’s Choice Awards” and a listing on Science Books & Films’ “Best Books” list for her nonfiction books for young readers.
Along with writing her own books, Bullard teaches writing to children and adults through venues such as the Loft Literary Center. She lives in Minneapolis.
OneBook, OneRosemount — Main Event
Join us for an evening with Lisa Bullard, author of Turn Left at the Cow, a coming-of-age mystery about a rural Minnesota boy who discovers his dad may have been a bank robber.
Rosemount Steeple Center
14375 S. Robert Trail
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 6:30–8 p.m.
* A Minnesota Legacy program sponsored by Minnesota’s Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.