The Secret Chicken Society (Hardcover)

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By Judy Cox, Amanda Haley (Illustrator)
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When Daniel’s family takes on the five “hens” his third grade class raised, they all learn a lot about the trouble involved in caring for chickens. Amusing black-and-white illustrations (7-10).


— From Historical Fiction


When Daniel finds out that his class is going to hatch chicks as a science project, he is thrilled. He's sure that his parents will let him adopt Peepers, who is his favorite. But who ever guessed that chicks could run amok and get into so much trouble?! This warmhearted chapter book about an environmentally-conscious family's experiment with poultry farming will provide plenty of clucks and lots of chuckles for young readers.

About the Author

Judy Cox is a former grade school teacher who is now a full-time author. Her chapter books have been compared by critics to the books of Beverly Cleary. A native of the San Francisco area, she has lived and taught in Arizona, Idaho, and Oregon. Her website is

Amanda Haley has written and illustrated picture books and easy readers as well as designed paper goods and stationery. Booklist praised her "large, sweet, colorful" illustrations for Reading to Peanut by Leda Schubert. She lives in Ohio.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780823423729
ISBN-10: 0823423727
Publisher: Holiday House
Publication Date: February 1st, 2012
Pages: 96
Language: English