Chicken Trek [NOOK Book]

Overview

From the author of "Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days!" and the artist who created "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs," this new Nook edition includes the entire classic book, plus two free bonuses: "Chicken Trek: The Screenplay" (not yet a major or even minor motion picture) and the author's revelations about this book's fowl history. The story?

How much chicken can ...
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Chicken Trek

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Overview

From the author of "Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days!" and the artist who created "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs," this new Nook edition includes the entire classic book, plus two free bonuses: "Chicken Trek: The Screenplay" (not yet a major or even minor motion picture) and the author's revelations about this book's fowl history. The story?

How much chicken can one human eat? Oscar Noodleman is about to find out!

Oscar owes his weird inventor cousin $49,462.37--plus tax. His cousin needs the money to avoid a horrible fate. The only way out is for Oscar to win the Bagful o' Cash prize in a coast-to-coast chicken-eating contest.

Trekking across America in his cousin's amazing Picklemobile, Oscar stuffs down more than two hundred chicken meals. But an evil seer with a huge appetite, a grudge against Oscar's cousin, and a taste for fowl play is hot on the drumstick trail herself.

Will Oscar sprout feathers? Will the ChickenSniffer, the RemDem(tm) and his cousin's other crazy inventions save the day? Feast on this tale and cackle at the fine-feathered fun!
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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
"Pure zaniness...action both bizarre and unflagging will keep the pages turning and chuckles coming..."
ALA Boolkist
"Raucous, ridiculous fun..."
Kirkus Reviews
"...a loopy story...it'll cause torrents of amusement..."
E&K Family Book Review
"Best middle grade fiction EVER!...This is one of my all-time favorite books...one of those timeless classics that your children and your children's children will love through the years. A must read for reluctant readers, proficient readers, and everyone in between."
Daily Californian
"Really, what's the point of reading books that aren't for kids? They're too long, they don't have pictures, and, most of all, they almost never have giant teleporting pickles, especially ones that also function as automobiles."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014790536
  • Publisher: Cadwallader & Stern
  • Publication date: 6/7/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 111
  • Sales rank: 911,328
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

STEPHEN MANES is the author of more than thirty books for children and young adults. His "Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days!" won kid-voted awards in five states and is a curriculum staple in American and French schools. The sequel, "Make Four Million Dollars by Next Thursday!," quickly became a Publishers Weekly bestseller. His books have been adapted for stage and television productions.

Manes has had a long career making arcane worlds accessible to the uninitiated. His most recent book is the highly acclaimed Where Snowflakes Dance and Swear: Inside the Land of Ballet. He was one of the creators and co-hosts of the weekly public television series "Digital Duo." He co-wrote the bestselling and much-praised biography "Gates: How Microsoft's Mogul Reinvented an Industry--and Made Himself the Richest Man in America." He wrote long-running columns on personal technology for The New York Times, Forbes, PC World, PC Magazine, and many other publications.

Manes has a degree in cinema from the University of Southern California. His writing credits for the screen include programs for ABC Television and KCET/Los Angeles, as well as the seventies classic movie "Mother, Jugs & Speed." A native of Pittsburgh, he lives in Seattle.
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  • Posted July 14, 2012

    Got this one free from school when I was younger; crazy fun good

    Got this one free from school when I was younger; crazy fun good read.

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