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: 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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