- Published: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007.
- Year Published: 2007
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Description: 1 v. (unpaged.) : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
- Language: English
- Format: Book
- Lexile: 620
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The chicken-chasing queen of Lamar County
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Call number: E HAR
Available Copies: Malletts Youth Picture Books
"Melanie Kroupa Books."
A young farm girl tries to catch her favorite chicken, until she learns something about the hen that makes her change her ways. Meet one smart chicken chaser. She can catch any chicken on her grandmother's farm except one - the elusive Miss Hen. In a hilarious battle of wits, the spirited narrator regales readers with her campaign to catch Miss Hen, but this chicken is "fast as a mosquito buzzing and quick as a fleabite." Our chicken chaser has her mind set on winning, until she discovers that sometimes it's just as satisfying not to catch chickens as it is to catch them. A fresh voice full of sass and inventive, bold collage illustrations full of surprises create a childlike escapade brimming with funny high jinks that leads the reader on a merry, memorable chase.
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