- To be used with the Feeding Minds, Cultivating Growth Middle School Unit Bundle Educator’ Guide. Free Educator's Guide download available under "Free Resources".
- Suitable for ages 8 and up
- Summary: It’s a cold December night and Fancy, the Stegner family’s cow, is about to give birth. Out pops Little Joe, a huge bull calf, and with him comes nine-year-old Eli’s first chance to raise an animal to show at next fall’s county fair. Over the next ten months, Eli, and Little Joe, learn some hard lessons about growing up and what it means to take on bigger responsibilities, especially when it comes to taking care of another living thing.