That's Not Hay in My Hair  -     By: Juliette Turner
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That's Not Hay in My Hair by Juliette Turner is a fictional take on Juliette's life, as she moved from the bustling streets of New York City to a 300 acre ranch in the middle of rural Texas. When city-slicker Juliette gets the news that they are moving to Texas, she quickly realizes that she will have to trade in her ballet shoes and favorite French bistros for snake-proof boots and fresh-caught catfish from the local pond.

At first Juliette loves the idea of this new adventure and can't wait to see what real-life cowboys look like! But after a few short hours at the ranch, she discovers she doesn't love the lack of cell phone service and she doesn't like bats OR snakes!

Based off of the author's life experience.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 235
Vendor: Zondervan
Publication Date: 2016
Dimensions: 8.00 X 5.30 (inches)
ISBN: 0310732441
ISBN-13: 9780310732440
Ages: 8-12

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New York City life had crammed sidewalks, gasoline-filled puddles, and angry taxi drivers, but Juliette enjoyed the towering sky-scrapers, the half-block walk to school, and the restaurant smells wafting into her bedroom. She had never cared for a horse, let alone a long-horn, when her mother announced their imminent move to a 300 acre ranch in Texas, where they would be caring for three horses, five dogs, twenty-five longhorns, and a cat … all by themselves.

Juliette couldn’t help feeling excited, even though she’d have to climb a hill to get a bar of cell-phone service. Soon she was running from bats and snakes, rescuing a calf from a twenty-foot ditch, medicating ponies, and having adventures so crazy it’s hard to believe they’re for real—but it all happened exactly how it’s written.

Get ready for side-splitting laughs, heart-wrenching tears, and surprising life lessons learned down on the farm and shared by fourteen-year-old Juliette Turner.

Author Bio

Eighteen-year-old Juliette Turner, author of Our Presidents Rock! (2014) and That’s Not Hay in My Hair (2016), is a college freshman and the National Youth Director of Constituting America. When she isn’t writing or on the speaking circuit, she can be found with her mother, actress Janine Turner, on their ranch caring for their four dogs, two cats, herd of longhorns, and four Angus cattle.

 

Editorial Reviews

Jules and her mother moved to New York City when she was 5, so she doesn’t really remember the Texas ranch they left behind. But Jules is now 10, and her mom wants to return to her Texas roots. Instead of a cramped apartment, they are now living on a 300-acre ranch, complete with horses, dogs, and longhorn cows. Life is suddenly filled with chores, her grandparents’ bickering, animals that need cared for, and wide-open spaces---but Jules’ love of animals makes it a perfect fit. In this poignant mother-daughter story, Turner immerses young readers in ranch life and, to a lesser extent, the transition to middle school. Although the character development is uneven and the plot sometimes lacks direction, the sense of place is fully realized. Despite its rough edges, Turner’s novel will be well received by animal lovers and fans of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Farmer Boy (1933) or Phyllis Reynolds Naylor’s Shiloh (1991). --- Melissa Moore
New York City life had crammed sidewalks, gasoline-filled puddles, and angry taxi drivers, but Juliette enjoyed the towering sky-scrapers, the half-block walk to school, and the restaurant smells wafting into her bedroom. She had never cared for a horse, let alone a long-horn, when her mother announced their imminent move to a 300 acre ranch in Texas, where they would be caring for three horses, five dogs, twenty-five longhorns, and a cat -- all by themselves. Juliette couldn't help feeling excited, even though she'd have to climb a hill to get a bar of cell-phone service. Soon she was running from bats and snakes, rescuing a calf from a twenty-foot ditch, medicating ponies, and having adventures so crazy it's hard to believe they're for real -- but it all happened exactly how it's written. Fiction based on real life experiences, 'That's Not Hay In My Hair' is replete with side-splitting laughs, heart-wrenching tears, and surprising life lessons learned down on the farm and shared by fourteen-year-old Juliette Turner. Specifically written for young readers ages 8 to 12, 'That's Not Hay In My Hair' is very highly recommended for school and community library General Fiction collections. For personal reading lists it should be noted that Juliette Turner's 'That's Not Hay In My Hair' is also available in a Kindle edition ($5.99).

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  1. 4 Stars Out Of 5
    Review from Rambles of a SAHM
    June 14, 2016
    Fitzysmom
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    Most of us have faced a move in our lifetime and know that it can be both thrilling and terrifying. Jules and her momma are about to face all of that and more. After living her whole life (she's now 11) in New York City, Jules is about to move to her family's ranch in the middle of nowhere Texas. To say that she's about to encounter culture shock is a bit of an understatement.

    Life on the ranch is delightfully exaggerated. Why have just ordinary cattle when you can have a herd of longhorns? And why should you settle for one dog when you can have a whole pack of them? The wonderful chaos that surrounds life on the ranch is sure to make the reader laugh. Juliette's writing style is perfect for the tween reader.

    I personally liked the interactions with the other characters. Jules' grandmother is a bossy flossy sort, but her grandfather is the perfect mate with his patient endurance. Meeting new friends can be nerve wracking but Jules winds up with some good ones.

    Whether you're about to embark on a move or not, this would be the perfect summer read for your tween. The snappy dialogue and the zany situations are sure to keep your young reader engaged and entertained. The fact that the author is a teen herself should also inspire your kiddo that they could be a writer as well.

    I received a copy of this book to facilitate my review.
  2. Bedford,Texas
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Teenage Author/Check It Out
    May 25, 2016
    Madeover
    Bedford,Texas
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I was more than surprised. I was offered this book by BookLook. I didn't read anything about it before I downloaded the E book to my phone.

    I wish I had received the print copy! It took me a few days to read because I was reading it on my phone.

    But I really enjoyed it.

    Here's what it's about . . . (Resource provided by BookLook)

    New York City life had crammed sidewalks, gasoline-filled puddles, and angry taxi drivers, but Juliette enjoyed the towering sky-scrapers, the half-block walk to school, and the restaurant smells wafting into her bedroom. She had never cared for a horse, let alone a long-horn, when her mother announced their imminent move to a 300 acre ranch in Texas, where they would be caring for three horses, five dogs, twenty-five longhorns, and a cat all by themselves.

    Juliette couldnt help feeling excited, even though shed have to climb a hill to get a bar of cell-phone service. Soon she was running from bats and snakes, rescuing a calf from a twenty-foot ditch, medicating ponies, and having adventures so crazy its hard to believe theyre for realbut it all happened exactly how its written.

    Get ready for side-splitting laughs, heart-wrenching tears, and surprising life lessons learned down on the farm and shared by fourteen-year-old Juliette Turner.

    And I thought . . . I didn't know what to expect. I wasn't totally sure who the intended audience was. I just read the book and enjoyed it.

    The characters were funny and heartwarming. The stories Juliette tells about the things that happen to her are were funny. I could tell that the writer knew what she was talking about when she described working with the animals. There was a lot of detail that would be interesting (in my opinion) for readers that know nothing about ranching and horses. The detail was 'spot on' and made the story interesting for me. That attention to detail impressed me.

    Jules the main character was young. Going into the 6th grade moving from New York City and an all girls private school to a Christian school in Texas. Jules shares her thoughts and feelings about all the changes going on in her life with a humorous enthusiasm.

    I did think that Jules really didn't talk like a 13 year old. Her character could have easily been 17 or 18. The things she did and her attitude toward her mother and grandparents was very mature. The way she worked around the barn and took care of things was very mature.

    This was a fun story and I recommend it to all ages. I do think that the intended audience of 8-12 is a bit young. My two 8 year old grand children (a boy and a girl) who are both little horse people themselves would probably not be too interested. They would probably really enjoy the story so I could see the book would be good for a family to read together for younger children.

    I don't want to give the story away. The ending might be a little intense for younger readers. Especially those with no ranching experience.

    There are a lot of interesting situations that Jules and her mother get into while managing the ranch. The situations are real and true things that could happen on a ranch. A little of how they handled things like being late to school because of something that happened at the ranch was a little bit crazy. I couldn't help but feel that Jules mom needed to help her daughter learn to be a little more organized. But I didn't see that Emily her mom was real organized. She was a little scatter brained.

    I was a little uncertain how I wanted to rate this book. Because of it's intended audience and because I wasn't really sure that a young child would be able to understand a lot of the story.

    I was leaning toward a 3 1/2 to 4 stars for that reason because I felt like a mature writer would have woven the things that happened to Jules into a story that was a bit smoother.

    But, I investigated the writer and what I found really impressed me. The author Julliete Turner is teenager herself. For more information about the author visit her Facebook and her website

    I enjoyed this book and give it a rating of 4 1/2 stars.

    I received a complimentary Ecopy of That's Not Hay In My Hair from BookLook in exchange for my honest review.

    This review is posted on Good Reads and the following retail sites. To read additional reviews or purchase visit Amazon, Barnes and Noble or Christian Book (dot)Com
  3. Kansas City
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    The Country Life
    May 15, 2016
    tickmenot
    Kansas City
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    One day, you are living in a tiny apartment in New York City, the next, you find yourself on a sprawling ranch miles from the nearest neighbor. That is what happened to this author, seventeen-year-old Jules Turner, when she was in grade school. One day her mom announced they would be moving to the Lone Star State, and shortly afterwards, they did.

    Jules does a good job of contrasting what life was like while she attended a private girl's school in New York City, a few steps away from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, to a life of getting up at the crack of dawn to feed horses, and attend to other animals on their Texas ranch. She includes some of the predicaments those animals get themselves, or Jules and her mother, into. The move even forced her to dress differently, especially her footwear. On their ranch, she has to wear special "snake boots" because of the ever-present danger of poisonous snakes.

    After their move west, Jules' Texas grandparents become a bigger part of her life. They bring humor, along with love and caring, in their interactions with Jules and her mom. It was heart-warming to read about their get-togethers, even if bumpy at times.

    Although their neighbors are fewer and farther apart than when they lived in New York City, the author is astonished when their Texas neighbors rally around them with food and comfort during a tragic event. Jules remarks that the tenants of their New York apartment, who were mere steps away, would not have done that. Trying to cope with the grief and loss she feels afterward, Jules shows wisdom beyond her age when she states, "...I found that life was made up of moments, and if I could just make it through that one moment, I could face the next." Good advice for us all, no matter our age.

    There are some overriding questions that beginning forming in your mind while reading this book. The biggest of which is: where is her dad? Is he part of her life, or non-existent? There was a perfect point in the book when it could have been addressed, but it wasn't. Despite that, this 5-star book is interesting, and it is amazing that it was written by someone so young. No doubt this is geared toward readers from middle school up, but adults will enjoy it too. A word of warning, the story at the end of the book could be something some parents might object to.

    The publisher has provided bookreadingtic with a complimentary copy of That's Not Hay in My Hair, through Zonderkidz Publishing for the purpose of review. I have not been compensated in any other manner. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required, or influenced, to give anything but an honest appraisal. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255.
  4. Texas
    Age: Under 18
    Gender: female
    3 Stars Out Of 5
    Cute
    March 22, 2016
    Lindsey Z.
    Texas
    Age: Under 18
    Gender: female
    Quality: 3
    Value: 3
    Meets Expectations: 3
    About this book:

    New York City life had crammed sidewalks, gasoline-filled puddles, and angry taxi drivers, but Juliette enjoyed the towering sky-scrapers, the half-block walk to school, and the restaurant smells wafting into her bedroom. She had never cared for a horse, let alone a long-horn, when her mother announced their imminent move to a 300 acre ranch in Texas, where they would be caring for three horses, five dogs, twenty-five longhorns, and a cat all by themselves.

    Juliette couldnt help feeling excited, even though shed have to climb a hill to get a bar of cell-phone service. Soon she was running from bats and snakes, rescuing a calf from a twenty-foot ditch, medicating ponies, and having adventures so crazy its hard to believe theyre for realbut it all happened exactly how its written.

    Series: As of now, no.

    Spiritual Content- A few prayers (including The Lords Prayer) & a Christian school; A couple Scriptures are quoted & mentioned; A few talks about God; Jules doesnt have any Scriptures memorized & panics when asked what her favorite one is; Jules mom always crosses herself before praying, even though they arent Catholic; Mentions of God; A few mentions of Bible reading; A few mentions of Church & Sunday School; A few mentions of Heaven; A couple mentions of those in the Bible;

    *Note: Hells bells is exclaimed once; Holy Moses! is exclaimed four times; A mention of a place being hotter than Hades.

    Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a blasted, a bloody, a heck, a shoot, two darns, three geezs, six oh my goshs; Eye rolling & a bit of Sarcasm; Pain (up to semi-detailed); A horse is put down (barely-above-not-detailed, but lots of pain for the owners); Many mentions of veterinary stuff, horses in pain & being sick (semi-detailed); Many mentions of animal waste; Mentions of worst case scenarios about cows getting hurt (barely-above-not-detailed); A couple mentions of hunting; A couple mentions of dissecting in science class; A mention of a rabbit which was eaten by a snake (barely-above-not-detailed).

    Sexual Content- A couple mentions of figures; A mention of a bull that jumped the fence and the owners now have baby longhorns; A few mentions of cows giving birth (up to semi-detailed).

    -Juliette Jules OConner, 11

    1st person P.O.V. of Jules

    235 pages

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    Pre Teens- Three Stars (and a half)

    New Teens- Three Stars (and a half)

    Early High School Teens- Three Stars (and a half)

    Older High School Teens- Three Stars

    My personal Rating- Three Stars

    {Not for sensitive horse lovers. Future Vets will enjoy more.}

    Thats Not Hay in My Hair had some cute parts, and while I can see younger girls enjoying this book, the writing made it seem more of a collection of crazy things that have happened to the author and her mother. The timeline wasnt very clear nor fast-pasted. Some things didnt seem very believable or realistic to me (like Jules mom not wanting to shoot a snake with a gun. Thats more than slightly odd to this born-and-raised Texan.) Jules mom rubbed me the wrong way most times, acting more like a big sister than a mom, attitude wise. I admire the author being 17 and published, and while Im sure girls around Jules age may enjoy more, I just didnt find this book the most enjoyable thing Ive read.



    *BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.

    *I received this book for free from the Publisher (Zondervan) for this honest review.
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