Califonia Bountiful

The Beef Princess of Practical County

Mar./Apr. 2011 California Country magazine

Author and farmer Michelle Houts brings the drama of raising livestock for county fair competition to life in her first young adult novel: The Beef Princess of Practical County. Not only does high schooler Libby Ryan raise two steers for the show ring, her mother has entered her in the Beef Princess beauty pageant. $7.99 in paperback. Order from local booksellers or online at (Also available as an eBook.)

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