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June Book Discussion | Three Bags Full

Thursday, June 6, 2013, 7 pm.
Book: Three Bags Full: A Sheep Detective Story by Leonie Swann.

Come and discuss Three Bags Full: A Sheep Detective Storyby Leonie Swann with the Dragonfly Books discussion group! We will meet at Dragonfly Books on Thursday, June 6 at 7:00 pm. Plan to arrive early to visit and to shop. This is your opportunity to meet other readers in the community and to discuss some great books.

This complimentary event is open to the public. We always welcome new members to our book discussion night. No pre-registration is necessary; however it will be helpful to have read the book being discussed. Light refreshments provided. 10% discount offered on all book club purchases.

Event date: 
Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
112 W Water Street
52101 Decorah
Three Bags Full: A Sheep Detective Story Cover Image
By Leonie Swann, Anthea Bell (Translator)
ISBN: 9780767927055
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually Arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Flying Dolphin Press - June 3rd, 2008

A witty philosophical murder mystery with a charming twist: the crack detectives are sheep determined to discover who killed their beloved shepherd.

On a hillside near the cozy Irish village of Glennkill, the members of the flock gather around their shepherd, George, whose body lies pinned to the ground with a spade. George has cared for the sheep, reading them a plethora of books every night. The daily exposure to literature has made them far savvier about the workings of the human mind than your average sheep. Led by Miss Maple, the smartest sheep in Glennkill (and possibly the world), they set out to find George's killer.
The A-team of investigators includes Othello, the "bad-boy" black ram; Mopple the Whale, a merino who eats a lot and remembers everything; and Zora, a pensive black-faced ewe with a weakness for abysses. Joined by other members of the richly talented flock, they engage in nightlong discussions about the crime and wild metaphysical speculations, and they embark on reconnaissance missions into the village, where they encounter some likely suspects. There's Ham, the terrifying butcher; Rebecca, a village newcomer with a secret and a scheme; Gabriel, the shady shepherd of a very odd flock; and Father Will, a sinister priest. Along the way, the sheep confront their own all-too-human struggles with guilt, misdeeds, and unrequited love.

"Three Bags Full" is already an international hit. "It's rather as if Agatha Christie had re-written 'The Wind in the Willows,' and I ended by loving it," Jane Jakeman wrote in "The Independent."

Funny, fresh, and endearing, it introduces a wonderful breed of detectives to American readers.