Henny Penny

By Vivian French; Sophie Windham (Illustrator)
(Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, Hardcover, 9781582347066, 32pp.)

Publication Date: June 27, 2006

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Description

Everyone has heard the story of Henny Penny, and how her foolishness led her to a terrible end. But that is the version from the fox's point of view. In this beautifully illustrated retelling, readers will enjoy a cheery new take on the tale of Henny Penny, who may have been smarter than anyone previously thought. The familiar repetition of silly names and the even sillier antics of the animal characters will win over readers as they have for generations, while Sophie Windham's gorgeous illustrations bring a fresh new perspective to this heroic hen's tale.




About the Author
Vivian French was best known in school for being extremely skinny and for talking a lot. At school she developed an attachment to words and later became an actor, then a storyteller, and finally a writer of children's books. She is the author of more than two hundred books. Ms. French lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, and has four grown daughters.

Bruce Robinson is an Academy Award-nominated screenwriter of "The Killing Fields" and starred in the 1998 film "Still Crazy." He wrote and directed the black comedy cult classic "Withnail and I." He is married to illustrator Sophie Windham.
Sophie Windham is the illustrator of "Unicorns, Unicorns "and "The Mermaid and Other Sea" "Poems," Sophie and author Bruce Robinson are married and live in London, England.
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