Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer

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By Kelly Jones
Publisher Yearling
Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer
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Fans of Polly Horvath or Roald Dahl will love this quirky story of a determined girl, and some extraordinary chickens. Twelveyearold Sophie Brown feels like a fish out of water when she and her parents move from Los Angeles to the farm theyve inherited from a greatuncle. But farm life gets more interesting when a cranky chicken appears and Sophie discovers the hen can move objects with the power of her little chicken brain: jam jars, the latch to her henhouse, the entire henhouse.... And then more of her greatuncles unusual chickens come home to roost. Determined, resourceful Sophie learns to care for her flock, earning money for chicken feed, collecting eggs. But when a respected local farmer tries to steal them, Sophie must find a way to keep them (and their superpowers) safe. Told in letters to Sophies abuela, quizzes, a chickencare correspondence course, todo lists, and more, Unusual Chickens is a quirky, clucky classic in the making.

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31520 words31,520 words
224 pages224 pages
Lexile 880LLexile 880L
Grade 3 to 7Grade 3 to 7
Age 8-12Age 8-12
Published 2016Published 2016

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