One Little Chicken

By Elka Weber; Elisa Kleven (Illustrator)
(Tricycle Press, Hardcover, 9781582463742, 32pp.)

Publication Date: August 9, 2011

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Description

How much work can one little chicken be?
When Leora finds a chicken in her front yard, she imagines keeping it as a pet and gathering eggs for breakfast every morning. But her mother has a very different view. Following a Jewish law that says "finders aren't keepers," Mrs. Bendosa is determined that the family should care for the chicken just until its rightful owner returns. Soon, however, one little chicken becomes a flock of chickens, a flock of chickens becomes two goats, two goats become a herd of goats...until--Oh What a house

Elisa Kleven's exquisitely detailed folk art brings Elka Weber's humorous retelling of a traditional tale to life and promises to leave readers pondering the adage, "finders, keepers.




About the Author


Elisa Kleven is the author and/or illustrator of more than 30 picture books for children. While growing up in Los Angeles, California, Elisa spent many hours creating intricate worlds populated with imaginative characters and surrounded by picturesque murals of nature. After studying literature at University of California, Berkeley, she taught school for several years, practicing her writing during summer breaks. Known for creating magical worlds peopled with endearing characters and visually-stunning multi-media illustrations, Elisa's books have been recognized by the American Library Association, The New York Times, The Junior Library Guild, School Library Journal, and The American Institute of Graphic Arts. Elisa lives near San Francisco with her husband Paul and her children, Mia and Ben, along with various cats and dogs.
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