The Hoboken Chicken Emergency (Paperback)

By Daniel Manus Pinkwater, Tony Auth (Illustrator)

Aladdin Paperbacks, 9781416928102, 101pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2007




When Arthur Bobowicz is sent out to bring home the family's Thanksgiving turkey, he returns instead with Henrietta -- a 266 pound chicken with a mind of her own. Feathers fly when this colossal clucker descends upon Hoboken, New Jersey. Thus begins the hilarious hen-tastic tall tale that has kept readers in stitches since Henrietta first pecked her way onto the scene in 1977.

Revised with brand new illustrations by Pulitzer Prize winner Tony Auth, this new edition of The Hoboken Chicken Emergency will have readers crowing so hard with laughter, they may just lay an egg.

Praise For The Hoboken Chicken Emergency

"An uproariously funny and surprisingly sophisticated book." -- Newsweek

"The story has vitality and rock-the-boat humor." -- School Library Journal

"A contemporary tall tale that will stretch middle graders' imagination, sense of humor, and enthusiasm for reading. For absurdity with perfect timing, not many can match." -- Booklist

"An uproar of a book. You're so busy laughing." -- Children's Book Review Service