Zelda's Big Adventure (Hardcover)

By Marie Alafaci, Shane McG (Illustrator)

Clarion Books, 9781328660817, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 12, 2017

List Price: 16.99*
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Zelda has big plans—she wants to be the first chicken in space. She leaves nothing to chance as she builds her spaceship, plans her experiments, and packs for the journey. All she needs now is a little help from her friends, and if they won’t step up, Zelda will just have to manage on her own! Eye-popping art and a story of perseverance and ingenuity prove that for a plucky hen, the sky is never the limit.

This modern twist on the traditional The Little Red Hen story features an endearing and resourceful chicken determined to fulfill her dream.

About the Author

Marie Alafaci has worked as a publishing consultant, book reviewer, and writing teacher and has written non-fiction and fiction for children as well as adults. Zelda's Big Adventure is her first book to be published in the US. She lives in Australia. Visit her online at mariealafaci.weebly.com and on Twitter @GlyphMarie.

Shane McG is a Melbourne-based illustrator whose work appears in publications globally. He writes and illustrates his own picture books as well as illustrating for a wide range of authors. He lives in Australia. Visit him online at shanemgworld.com and on Instagram @shanemcgillustration. 

Praise For Zelda's Big Adventure

"A tale of plucky poultry sure to inspire those who are afraid they may be too chicken to follow their dreams."

"Originally published in Australia, this plucky chicken’s space travel story will resonate well with American audiences." — Booklist