Unusual chickens for the exceptional poultry farmer by Jones, Kelly (#0843HZ8)


Unusual chickens for the exceptional poultry farmer

by Jones, Kelly; illustrated by Kath, Katie
Paperback A Yearling Book, 2016


From the Publisher
Fans of Katherine Applegate and Erin Entrada Kelly will love this quirky story of a determined girl, and some extraordinary chickens.

Twelve-year-old Sophie Brown feels like a fish out of water when she and her parents move from Los Angeles to the farm they've inherited from a great-uncle. But farm life gets more interesting when a cranky chicken appears and Sophie discovers the hen can move objects with the power of her little chicken brain: jam jars, the latch to her henhouse, the entire henhouse....

And then more of her great-uncle's unusual chickens come home to roost. Determined, resourceful Sophie learns to care for her flock, earning money for chicken feed, collecting eggs. But when a respected local farmer tries to steal them, Sophie must find a way to keep them (and their superpowers) safe.

Told in letters to Sophie's abuela, quizzes, a chicken-care correspondence course, to-do lists, and more, Unusual Chickens is a quirky, clucky classic in the making.

Reviews & Awards
  • Booklist, 04/01/15
  • Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, 09/01/15
  • Horn Book Guide, 10/01/15
  • Horn Book Magazine, 05/01/15
  • Kirkus Reviews starred, 02/01/15
  • Library Media Connection, 11/01/15
  • Publishers Weekly, 03/23/15
  • School Library Journal starred, 02/01/15
Product Details
  • Publisher: A Yearling Book
  • Publication Date: March 8, 2016
  • Format: Paperback
  • Edition: First Yearling edition, 2016.
  • Dewey: -Fic-
  • Classifications: Fiction
  • Description: 216 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
  • Tracings: Kath, Katie, illustrator.
  • ISBN-10: 0-385-75555-4
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-385-75555-9
  • Follett Number: 0843HZ8
  • Interest Level: 3-6
  • Reading Level: 5.3
  • ATOS Book Level: 5.2
  • AR Interest Level: MG
  • AR Points: 5
  • AR Quiz: 174131EN
  • Reading Counts Level: 5.7
  • Reading Counts Points: 9
  • Lexile: 880L
  • Fountas & Pinnell: N