Chicken Man

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NewSouth Books, 2007 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
Winner of the National Jewish Book Award

Rody is in charge of the chicken coop on the kibbutz where he lives in Israel's Jezreel Valley. He loves his job so much and makes the work seem so delightful that everyone wants a chance to tend the brood. When they do, Rody is transferred elsewhere. But as Rody moves from job to job, the kibbutz learns it's not what you do, but how you do it that makes a difference.

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This is a delightful little book and can serve as springboard to many valuable discussions with children about the nature of work and personal responsibility.


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About the author (2007)

Michelle Edwards has written and illustrated more than thirteen books for young readers including Stinky Stern Forever , winner of the 2006 Gryphon and Patterson Awards, and Chicken Man , winner of the National Jewish Book Award. Michelle was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and grew up in Troy, New York. She studied at the Bezalel Art Academy in Jerusalem and later earned her MA and MFA in Printmaking from the University of Iowa. She now lives in Iowa City with her husband and their three children.