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Louise, the Adventures of a Chicken
by Kate DiCamillo and Harry Bliss


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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.  Read more...


 
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More About Louise, the Adventures of a Chicken by Kate DiCamillo; Harry Bliss
 
 
 
Overview

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?


 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780060755546
  • ISBN-10: 0060755547
  • Publisher: Joanna Cotler Books
  • Publish Date: October 2008
  • Page Count: 56
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-8
  • Dimensions: 11.38 x 10.24 x 0.39 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.22 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Action & Adventure - General
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Animals - Farm Animals
Books > Juvenile Fiction > People & Places - General

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page 65.
  • Review Date: 2008-09-15
  • Reviewer: Staff

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. (Oct.)

 
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