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ISBN13: 9780060755546
ISBN10: 0060755547
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Publisher Comments:

When a young boy learns about what makes art specialandmdash;sometimes itandrsquo;s beautiful, sometimes itandrsquo;s funny, sometimes it tells a storyandmdash;he realizes that these same characteristics are what make his grandmother special, too. As a result, he finds the inspiration to create his own masterpiece thatandrsquo;s one of a kind.

Christopher Awardandndash;winning author Scott Menchin and New York Times bestselling illustrator Harry Bliss have teamed up for a celebration of the power of art and expression, and the extraordinary love between grandparent and child.

Review:

"Newbery Medalist DiCamillo (The Tale of Despereaux) joins forces with the formidably talented Bliss (Diary of a Worm) for a series of ripping yarns about a chicken who just can't stay down on the farm. By the time the book reaches its fourth and final chapter (and that word is used more to evoke the book's swashbuckling scale than to indicate a preponderance of text), the indomitable Louise has seen it all and done it all, from escaping pirates on storm-tossed high seas to joining the circus — and she's been envisioned as a tasty dish by just about everyone. Not surprisingly, while Louise relishes her wanderlust, she also experiences Weltschmerz — here's the hen contemplating the circus: 'Safe in a clown's wig, hidden beneath his hat, Louise thought of the henhouse and what a quiet, spectacularly lion-free place it was.' DiCamillo's brisk, comic narrative crackles with read-aloud savoriness, and her respect for Louise makes the book all the funnier. And where lesser artists might have packed lots of visual nudge-nudges, Bliss creates a thrilling sense of place and puts his wide-eyed heroine front and center. An enlarged format does justice to the details in the art — and to the grand sweep of the storytelling. Ages 4 — 8." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

As Louise ventures out into the great wide world, she's a not-so-chicken chicken who isn't afraid to take flight. Lush illustrations by acclaimed illustrator Bliss bring Newbery Medalist DiCamillo's intrepid, spirited, and hope-filled heroine hilariously to life. Full color.

Synopsis:

She longed for adventure.

So she left her home and ventured out into the wide world.

The pleasures and perils she met proved plentiful: marauding pirates on the majestic seas, a ferocious lion under the bright lights of the big top, a mysterious stranger in an exotic and bustling bazaar.

Yet in the face of such daunting danger, our heroine . . .

She was brave.

She was fearless.

She was feathered.

She was a chicken.

A not-so-chicken chicken.

Her name?

About the Author

Kate DiCamillo is the acclaimed author of many books for young readers, including The Tale of Despereaux, winner of the Newbery Medal; Because of Winn-Dixie, a Newbery Honor Book; and The Tiger Rising, a National Book Award finalist. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Ruth McKendry, November 29, 2008 (view all comments by Ruth McKendry)
I fell in love with this book when I saw the illustration of the pirates boarding the ship, and it just got better from there. Don't miss it!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060755546
Author:
DiCamillo, Kate
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Illustrator:
Bliss, Harry
Author:
Bliss, Harry
Author:
Menchin, Scott
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Animals - Farm Animals
Subject:
People & Places - General
Subject:
Adventure and adventurers
Subject:
Chickens
Subject:
Pirates
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Subject:
Family - Multigenerational
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover, Jacketed, Picture
Publication Date:
20080923
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from PreS to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations
Pages:
56
Dimensions:
9 x 9 in
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 56 pages HarperCollins - English 9780060755546 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Newbery Medalist DiCamillo (The Tale of Despereaux) joins forces with the formidably talented Bliss (Diary of a Worm) for a series of ripping yarns about a chicken who just can't stay down on the farm. By the time the book reaches its fourth and final chapter (and that word is used more to evoke the book's swashbuckling scale than to indicate a preponderance of text), the indomitable Louise has seen it all and done it all, from escaping pirates on storm-tossed high seas to joining the circus — and she's been envisioned as a tasty dish by just about everyone. Not surprisingly, while Louise relishes her wanderlust, she also experiences Weltschmerz — here's the hen contemplating the circus: 'Safe in a clown's wig, hidden beneath his hat, Louise thought of the henhouse and what a quiet, spectacularly lion-free place it was.' DiCamillo's brisk, comic narrative crackles with read-aloud savoriness, and her respect for Louise makes the book all the funnier. And where lesser artists might have packed lots of visual nudge-nudges, Bliss creates a thrilling sense of place and puts his wide-eyed heroine front and center. An enlarged format does justice to the details in the art — and to the grand sweep of the storytelling. Ages 4 — 8." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , As Louise ventures out into the great wide world, she's a not-so-chicken chicken who isn't afraid to take flight. Lush illustrations by acclaimed illustrator Bliss bring Newbery Medalist DiCamillo's intrepid, spirited, and hope-filled heroine hilariously to life. Full color.
"Synopsis" by , She longed for adventure.

So she left her home and ventured out into the wide world.

The pleasures and perils she met proved plentiful: marauding pirates on the majestic seas, a ferocious lion under the bright lights of the big top, a mysterious stranger in an exotic and bustling bazaar.

Yet in the face of such daunting danger, our heroine . . .

She was brave.

She was fearless.

She was feathered.

She was a chicken.

A not-so-chicken chicken.

Her name?

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