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The Wild Chicks

Cornelia Funke, Liz Purvis (Editor)


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The series that launched Cornelia Funke as one of the most beloved authors in German, THE WILD CHICKS is a middle-grades to YA series about a group of German girls who form the eponymous "Wild Chicks" gang. Funke began the series after her editor's request for a story "without fairies, ghosts, or pirates," and was adamant about creating a realistic story, with relatable characters and adventures any child could have. THE WILD CHICKS pulls from Funke's own suburban German upbringing and takes place in the late 20th century--before the popularization of cellphones, Wi-Fi, and many of the things that children now use to amuse themselves indoors. The members of the Wild Chicks gang--Charlie, Freya, Trudie, and Melanie--don't have perfect families, but they have each other, humor, and plenty of adventures.

Breathing Books, 9780999175811, 150pp.

Publication Date: July 24, 2018