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Chicken-Chasing Queen of Lamar County Hardcover – 20 March 2007

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Product details

  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr); 1st edition (20 March 2007)
  • Language : English
  • Hardcover : 40 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0374312516
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0374312510
  • Reading age : 4 - 8 years
  • Dimensions : 24.18 x 0.94 x 27.66 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.9 out of 5 stars 43 ratings

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"This book just begs to be read aloud, with long pauses to take in the complexity of the gorgeous half painted, half collage illustrations." --Time Magazine

"Never has the expression feathers will fly been aptly illustrated as in this vivacious story." --Starred, Kirkus Reviews

"Both words and pictures elevate a simple story about a girl's sly, barnyard game into a rollicking, well-told delight. A first-rate read-aloud." --Starred, Booklist

"This funny story will have city kids longing for the chance to chase (and/or nurture) some chickens themselves." --Starred, The Horn Book

"The mischief sings in every syllable fo this energetic tale . . . Harrington's storytelling style make the prose jump from page to ear." --Starred, The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Exceptional." --Book Links

"A marvelously delicious read-aloud." --School Library Journal

"A spirited read-aloud." --Publishers Weekly

About the Author

Janice N. Harrington grew up in Vernon, Alabama. When she was eight years old, her family moved to Lincoln, Nebraska. A lover of stories both written and oral, she came to her interest in writing through childhood favorites such as Jane Eyre, Charlotte's Web, and the Greek myths she came upon in an antiquated set of the Book of Knowledge encyclopedia.

Ms. Harrington received the Ezra Jack Keat's New Writer Award for her first picture book, Going North. The book, which Kirkus Reviews called "gorgeous," and School Library Journal described as "a solid choice for readers," was named a Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books Blue Ribbon Book, a Kirkus Reviews Editor's Choice, and a Booklist Editors' Choice. Her second picture book, The Chicken-Chasing Queen of Lamar County, has already received much acclaim, being selected for Fanfare, The Horn Book's Honor List and named a Kirkus Reviews Editor's Choice.

Ms. Harrington is also a nationally known storyteller who has been featured at the National Storytelling Festival, a widely published poet, and a children's librarian with over twenty-two years' experience as a youth advocate. She lives in Champaign, Illinois.

SHELLEY JACKSON is the author-illustrator of several picture books and author of adult fiction. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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