Barkus, Sly and the Golden Egg

Barkus, Sly and the Golden Egg

By Angela McAllister; Sally Anne Lambert (Illustrator)

Bloomsbury USA Childrens, Hardcover, 9781582347646, 32pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2002


This timeless fable relates the story of three chickens hen-napped by two bad (and not very clever) foxes. With a bit of luck and a lot of pluck, these not-so-chicken chickens devise a plan to escape by tricking the foxes into believing that one of them has laid a golden egg. The two greedy foxes fight over the possession of the egg, leaving the clever chickens free to make their escape.

About the Author

Angela McAllister comes from a large, close, extended family, and has always worked with children. Her books are driven by a great wish to celebrate the genius in every child and by the need to use words and pictures to make a sense of her own experiences. Angela has written over thirty books for children and illustrated several herself. She has two children aged seven and three, who are fantastic bookworms and brilliant inspiration. Angela lives in a crumbly 16th century cottage with an unruly garden on the edge of the Dorset Downs in England.

Sally Anne Lambert is the illustrator of many beautiful books for children, including Too Close Friends praised by Booklist for Lambert's "gorgeously detailed" illustrations and Little Ones Do. She lives in England.