By Mary Jane Auch; Mary Jane (Illustrator); Herm Auch (Illustrator)
(Holiday House, Hardcover, 9780823418046, 1pp.)

Publication Date: March 2005

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When Chickerella's new stepmother and stepsisters move in, life in the chicken coop takes a turn for the worse. This hilarious take on the classic fairy tale spoofs high fashion and other notions with good humor. Full color.

About the Author
Mary Jane Auch has published dozens of titles for young readers, from wacky picture books such as Peeping Beauty to intense teen novels including Ashes of Roses, which tells the story of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire. She and her husband, Herm, live in Ontario, New York.

Mary Jane is a graduate of Harvey Mudd College. She is an engineer by day and a novelist by night. Her previous published work is "Fate," available on You can find out more about her at:

Herm Auch illustrated I Was a Third Grade Science Project and its two companion books. He also illustrated two books with his wife, Mary Jane Auch: The Princess and the Pizza and Souperchicken. He lives in New York State with his wife.
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