The Chicken of the Family

The Chicken of the Family

By Mary Amato; Delphine Durand (Illustrator)

Putnam Publishing Group, Hardcover, 9780399241963, 32pp.

Publication Date: February 28, 2008

Henrietta's two older sisters love to tease her. When they try to convince her that she's actually a chicken instead of a little girl, it's pretty hard to believe at first. But the evidence is all there: her legs are kind of yellow, and her toes are kind of long. The feathers she finds beside her bed the next morning settle it, and Henrietta heads off to the farm to find her real family.

The chickens welcome her with open wings, and this lovably gullible heroine's joyful acceptance of who she really is will have readers squawking with laughter.

About the Author
Mary Amato is known for her comic middle grade fiction, including the Riot Brothers series and her young adult novels. She lives in Maryland.

DELPHINE DURAND was born in Dijon, France, but grew up in Senegal and La Puisaye before moving to Montpellier as a teenager. For the last twelve years, she has worked as an illustrator in Marseille. She studied art in Strasbourg and has won many awards for her celebrated art style and wonderful sense of humor. She lives in Paris, France.