The Beef Princess of Practical County

By Michelle Houts

After years of waiting, it is finally Libby Ryan's turn to shine at the Practical County Fair. Libby is excited as she and her granddad pick out two calves for her to raise on her family's cattle farm in hopes of winning the annual steer competition. Against her father's advice, Libby gives the calves names, even though both steers will eventually be auctioned off. After a few months of preparing for the Practical County Fair, Libby finds that she is growing closer to her steers with each passing day, and the pressure to win Grand Champion is mounting. Luckily, Libby can count on her best friend to get her through most of the county fair chaos. Yet once reality sets in, and she realizes that her steers will soon be sold to the highest bidder, the mess in Libby's heart becomes too much to bear.

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