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Are you ready to hatch an unusual chicken? /

by Jones, Kelly (Kelly Anne) [author.]; Kath, Katie [illustrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint of Random House Children's Books, [2018]Edition: First edition.Description: 310 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781524765910; 1524765910.Subject(s): Chickens -- Juvenile fiction | Farm life -- California -- Juvenile fiction | Letters -- Juvenile fiction | Psychokinesis -- Juvenile fiction | Racially mixed people -- Juvenile fiction | California -- Juvenile fiction | Chickens -- Fiction | Farm life -- California -- Fiction | Letters -- Fiction | Psychokinesis -- Fiction | Racially mixed people -- Fiction | California -- Fiction | JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Farm Animals | JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories | JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / United States / Hispanic & Latino | Paranormal fiction | Epistolary fiction | Fiction | Epistolary fiction | Fiction | Juvenile works | Paranormal fictionSummary: Through a series of letters, Sophie Brown, age twelve, relates her adventures as two new unusual chickens come to the farm.
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Twelve-year-old Sophie Brown is finally settling into her new home and her new role as keeper of some highly unusual chickens--chickens with secret superpowers!<br> <br> But the arrival of two new magical chickens for her flock and some unusual eggs to be incubated and hatched (what will their superpowers be?), plus an impending inspection from the Unusual Poultry Committee (who even knew this existed?) has Sophie feeling pretty stressed out. Her older cousin, Lupe, is coming to stay with her family, which is great--but will Lupe like chickens too? And on top of it all, Sophie's first day at her new school is rapidly approaching!<br> <br> In this wildly funny and quirky novel told in letters and lists and quizzes, Sophie learns that even an exceptional poultry farmer can use some help.

Sequel to: Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer -- from publisher website.

Through a series of letters, Sophie Brown, age twelve, relates her adventures as two new unusual chickens come to the farm.

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In Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer (rev. 5/15), Sophie took on the care of chickens with supernatural abilities. In this sequel, Sophie obtains two new chickens plus a clutch of eggsand out of one hatches a particularly unusual chick. Meanwhile, she has a somewhat uneasy start in middle school, where her biracial (white and Latina) identity makes her stand out; and her beloved cousin Lupe is staying with the family while attending college, an arrangement everyones happy with until a fire in the hen house appears to be Lupes fault. (Related: that particularly unusual chick can breathe small flames.) Jones again uses the epistolary format (emails with Hortensia of the Unusual Poultry Committee, Sophies observational notes, letters to her deceased abuelita and others) to blend the outlandishness of the premise with Sophies realistic concerns about her family and peers, as well as her believable inner conflicts about when to ask for help with her flock. Kaths humorous and loose line drawings are a good match for the (no pun intended) plucky heroines story. shoshana flax January/February 2019 p 94(c) Copyright 2018. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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