Springy Chicken (Hardcover)

By Isabel Atherton, Bethany Straker (Illustrator)

Sky Pony, 9781626361614, 32pp.

Publication Date: February 4, 2014

List Price: 14.95*
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Description

Martha’s the tallest chicken on the farm—and it’s not because she hit a growth spurt. Unfortunately, instead of normal chicken legs to hold her up, Martha’s legs are two giant yellow springs. After a run-in with a nasty fox, the farmer does the best he can to fix poor Martha, but it just isn’t the same. Now, she’s too tall to fit inside the chicken coop like all the other hens, her eggs are always smashed and scrambled since she’s so high off the ground, and it’s difficult to maneuver such big legs without stepping on a few toes and ruffling some feathers. But when the fox comes back, can Martha and her spring-legs muster the courage to save the day? Will that be enough for the brood to welcome her back?

Featuring an empowering story of acceptance from author Isabel Atherton, and bold, colorful illustrations by Bethany Straker, Springy Chicken celebrates that we all have something special to offer.

Sky Pony Press, with our Good Books, Racehorse and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of books for young readers—picture books for small children, chapter books, books for middle grade readers, and novels for young adults. Our list includes bestsellers for children who love to play Minecraft; stories told with LEGO bricks; books that teach lessons about tolerance, patience, and the environment, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.


About the Author

Isabel Atherton is an author, a literary agent, and director of Creative Authors, Ltd. When she is not helping her authors, she likes to write illustrated books herself. She is the author of Zombie Cat, an illustrated adult humor book, and Smelly Ghost, a children’s picture book. She divides her time between New York City and the seaside town of Whitstable, in Kent, England.

Bethany Straker is an illustrator and designer. Her first children’s book Smelly Ghost (written by Isabel Atherton) will be published in September 2013, followed by A Curious Robot on Mars! (James Duffett-Smith) in October 2013. She lives in Kent, England