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Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer


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A quirky story, a determined girl, and some very unusual super chickens- "Exceptional, indeed."--SLJ, Starred review

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KELLY JONES has worked as a librarian and a bookseller, and now turns her talents to fiction. Her first book, Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer, was an Indies Introduce Pick, an ALA Notable Book, an SLJ Best Book, a Kirkus Reviews Best Book. You can find her at her website: curiosityjones.net, or on Twitter: @curiosityjones.

KATIE KATH earned an MFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design and works as a freelance illustrator. You can learn more about her work at ktkath.com.


A delightful protagonist, interesting fowl of various breeds and a cast of appealing second-string characters make this a top pick for young readers, poultry fanciers or not.
--Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Readers will cheer for Sophie and clamor for more of those amazing chickens. Exceptional, indeed.
--School Library Journal, starred review Someone has finally written a real honest-to-goodness novel with chickens! This news will excite people who like novels, people who like chickens...and chickens. It is an unusual book!
--Daniel Pinkwater, author of The Hoboken Chicken Emergency, and pioneer of chicken-lit. The combination of real-life emotion and otherworldly farming makes for a comedic story with the right amount of pathos.--Booklist

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