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Daisy Comes Home

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Mei-Mei had the six happiest hens in China. She gave them treats and fresh hay baths, and when she called to them-gu gu gu gu gu!-they all ran to her as fast as they could. But one of the hens, Daisy, was not always so happy. The other hens picked on Daisy and pushed her off the perch every night. Then one day, Daisy is accidentally washed out onto the river in a basket and she soon learns to stand up for herself. When she finds her way home, this plucky little hen is no longer afraid as she bravely takes her place on the roost.

Jan Brett traveled to China to do research for the glorious illustrations in this heart-warming tale of self-esteem and self-confidence. Jan Brett and her husband, Joe, traveled with their daughter-in-law, Yun, and her husband, Sean, to China, the land where Yun was born. As they sailed down the Li River in the Guang Xi Province, Jan was reminded of a favorite story from childhood, The Story of Ping. There were the cormorants, and the fishermen.

But what made a lasting impression was the river itself, with mountains in unusual shapes towering above and small villages along the way with their colorful markets and brightly dressed children.

All of these memories became a backdrop for Daisy's adventures. Why a hen for her spunky heroine? Perhaps Daisy was inspired by Jan's hens at home: Pansy, Bluebell, and Dahlia.

Review:

"Brett, known for her intricate designs and her engaging artwork, outdoes herself in this story set in modern-day China....Brett's attention to detail is matched by her skill in representing the story's viewpoint and movement: spot art on the edge of each page moves the story along or adds a bit of new knowledge." Ilene Cooper, Booklist *Starred Review*

Review:

"Spirited, intricately illustrated... Incorporating simulated bamboo patterns, basket weaves and painted pottery, the artist's trademark borders and embellishments intriguingly evoke the timeless setting. The elegance of the illustrations gains a touch of whimsy as Brett hides some surprises in the distant mountains." Publishers Weekly

Synopsis:

Mei-Mei had the six happiest hens in China. She gave them treats and fresh hay baths, and when she called to them-gu gu gu gu gu!-they all ran to her as fast as they could. But one of the hens, Daisy, was not always so happy. The other hens picked on Daisy and pushed her off the perch every night. Then one day, Daisy is accidentally washed out onto the river in a basket and she soon learns to stand up for herself. When she finds her way home, this plucky little hen is no longer afraid as she bravely takes her place on the roost.

Jan Brett traveled to China to do research for the glorious illustrations in this heart-warming tale of self-esteem and self-confidence.

About the Author

Jan Brett and her husband, Joe, traveled with their daughter-in-law, Yun, and her husband, Sean, to China, the land where Yun was born. As they sailed down the Li River in the Guang Xi Province, Jan was reminded of a favorite story from childhood, The Story of Ping. There were the cormorants, and the fishermen.

But what made a lasting impression was the river itself, with mountains in unusual shapes towering above and small villages along the way with their colorful markets and brightly dressed children.

All of these memories became a backdrop for Daisy's adventures. Why a hen for her spunky heroine? Perhaps Daisy was inspired by Jan's hens at home: Pansy, Bluebell, and Dahlia.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780399236181
Author:
Brett, Jan
Publisher:
Putnam Publishing Group
Location:
New York
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Chickens
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Social Situations - General
Subject:
Animals - Birds
Subject:
China
Subject:
Animals - Ducks, Geese, Etc.
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Animals - Farm Animals
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback - picture book
Series Volume:
FM 6-60
Publication Date:
20020231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
10.34 x 10.34 x 0.44 in 1 lb
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 32 pages Putnam Publishing Group - English 9780399236181 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Brett, known for her intricate designs and her engaging artwork, outdoes herself in this story set in modern-day China....Brett's attention to detail is matched by her skill in representing the story's viewpoint and movement: spot art on the edge of each page moves the story along or adds a bit of new knowledge." Ilene Cooper, Booklist *Starred Review*
"Review" by , "Spirited, intricately illustrated... Incorporating simulated bamboo patterns, basket weaves and painted pottery, the artist's trademark borders and embellishments intriguingly evoke the timeless setting. The elegance of the illustrations gains a touch of whimsy as Brett hides some surprises in the distant mountains."
"Synopsis" by , Mei-Mei had the six happiest hens in China. She gave them treats and fresh hay baths, and when she called to them-gu gu gu gu gu!-they all ran to her as fast as they could. But one of the hens, Daisy, was not always so happy. The other hens picked on Daisy and pushed her off the perch every night. Then one day, Daisy is accidentally washed out onto the river in a basket and she soon learns to stand up for herself. When she finds her way home, this plucky little hen is no longer afraid as she bravely takes her place on the roost.

Jan Brett traveled to China to do research for the glorious illustrations in this heart-warming tale of self-esteem and self-confidence.
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