Hardcover, 32 pages
Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (2008-09-02)
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With antic illustrations by renowned cartoonist George Booth, Harry Allard’s funny story about a hen with outsize expectations is sure to crack up even the most hard-boiled of readers.
One Potato Review
The importance of dreaming big, yes, but also of keeping your options wide open if it turns out you’ve laid a big egg. Because even a fairy godmother has to take a vacation sometimes, and she might just leave her harebrained nephew at the switch. Witty and seemingly unrestricted by the logic that holds together more responsible fables. And cheeky and cheerful: Starlight may end up living in a junkyard, but at least she’s running the joint.
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