City Chickens

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, May 8, 2012 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 48 pages
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Just outside of downtown Minneapolis, follow the sounds of crowing and clucking
and you will find Mary Britton Clouse’s Chicken Run Rescue. Over the years, Mary
and her husband have given hundreds of homeless birds a safe place to rest until they
can be adopted by caring families.
Each chicken has a story to share, and the debut author Christine Heppermann
(who adopted her own chicken) has crafted a spare, moving, and at times humorous
text that will open young readers’ eyes and also inspire to help all creatures great and
small.
Come along and find out why lovable chickens are actually, according to Mary, “the
ones who need friends the most.”
 

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User Review  - LauraMcQueen - LibraryThing

This was really great nonfiction read all about the Chicken Run Rescue. Chicken Run Rescue was started by Mary Britton Clouse and her husband Bert. They helped chickens who had been neglected or ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sullywriter - LibraryThing

A most enjoyable story about a safe haven for rescued urban poultry in downtown Minneapolis. Read full review

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Contents

Through the Peephole
1
Off the Farm Into the Parking Garage
9
The Hatching of Chicken Run Rescue
12
Unequal Treatment
21
A Roosters Tale
25
Dumped in a Ditch
27
To the Rescue
30
A Sad Fact
32
City Chickens
42
To the RescueAgain
46
Marys Art Authors Note
48
How to Care for City Chickens
50
For Educators
52
Authors Sources
53
Back Flap
56
Back Cover
57

Billiam Grows Up
36
Billiam Goes Home
40
Spine
58
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About the author (2012)

Christine Heppermann has been a reviewer and columnist for the Horn Book magazine since 1996. She has also reviewed children’s and young adult books for the New York Times, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, the San Antonio Express News, and many other publications. She lives with her family, and pet chickens, in Chicago, Illinois.

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