Step Right Up: How Doc and Jim Key Taught the World About Kindness

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Step Right Up: How Doc and Jim Key Taught the World About Kindness

by Donna Janell Bowman

Illustrations by Daniel Minter

First Release:

January 2017

ISBN: 9781620141489

A biography of William “Doc” Key, a former slave and self-trained veterinarian, who taught his horse to read, write, and do math. Afterword, with photographs of Doc and Jim Key. Quotation sources. Author’s sources. Full-color illustrations rendered as linoleum block prints painted with acrylic.

  • ISBN: 9781620141489
    Format: Print Book
    Edition: Hardcover edition
    Publisher: Lee & Low
    Page Count: 48
    Accelerated Reader: Level: 5.3, Points: 0.5
    Scholastic Reading Counts: Level: 6.3, Points: 3
    Lexile: Level: 910L
    Awards & Honors: Beehive Award 2019 Nominee
    2018 --2019 Prairie Pasque Book Award Winner
    NCTE Orbis Pictus Award 2017, Rcommended Book
    Booklist 2016 Editors’ Choice, Books for Youth, Middle Readers, Nonfiction
    ALSC Notable Children’s Books 2017, Middle Readers
    2016 Cybils Finalist, Elementary/Juvenile Nonfiction
    Genre: Nonfic
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