February 22, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer

Kelly Jones. illus. by Katie Kath. Knopf.

Gr 3-5–When city girl Sophie moves to her late great-uncle’s farm, the one bright spot is a chance to raise chickens. The narrative is composed of letters to her Great-Uncle Jim and Abuelita in heaven, along with correspondence with the Redwood Farm Supply company, the source of the rather unusual fowl. In addition to the challenges of caring for super-powered chickens, Sophie handles microaggressions in a homogenous small town. A charming chapter book with humor and magic reminiscent of the works of Roald Dahl.

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