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Plucky Little Bucky

Plucky Little Bucky by Dean Meador Smith


Plucky Little Bucky

by Dean Meador Smith

This is the story of Bucky the goat, a little kid who loved to explore! Bucky goes on an adventure to see his Nannie Beth and runs into all sorts of trouble along the way – from storms to muck to a big river. No matter the problems though, Bucky keeps on and never gives up! “So whenever someone hurts you or a problem comes your way, don’t give up! Be plucky like Bucky – and go right on!


This book is based on the Little Golden Book, published by Rand McNally & Co of Chicago in 1952: “The Little Goat who Went to School” by Sally R Frances (author) and Jean Tamburine (Illustrator).


“My Mother and Father read this book to my sister and me throughout our childhood. Whenever we were hurt or discouraged in the face of difficulties, they would remind us to be “plucky like Bucky.” They taught us to never give up, take steps of faith, and keep on going!”

— Dean Meador Smith

Book Type: Hardcover

Size: 9” x 8″

Pages: 34

ISBN: 978-0-9962330-0-2

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About Dean Meador Smith

Dean Meador SmithDean Meador Smith, a native of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education and a Master of Arts degree in the Teaching of Language. She has taught international students at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg and served in various ministerial and music positions in the Methodist church for over 30 years. Dean has taught music and dance in the Hattiesburg schools and uses her musical and teaching talents in the community theaters of Hattiesburg as music director/conductor. Dean received the award for Best Actress of Mississippi in the Mississippi Theater Association.


She is also the nationally published author of such books as The Advent Jesse Tree, The Lenten Tree, and Wrestling with Rejection. She currently resides in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.