The Hoboken Chicken Emergency

The Hoboken Chicken Emergency

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by Daniel Pinkwater, Tony Auth
     
 

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SOMETHING'S FOWL IN HOBOKEN.

When Arthur Bobowicz is sent out to bring home the family's Thanksgiving turkey, he returns instead with Henrietta — a 266 pound chicken with a mind of her own. Feathers fly when this colossal clucker descends upon Hoboken, New Jersey. Thus begins the hilarious hen-tastic tall tale that has kept readers in stitches

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SOMETHING'S FOWL IN HOBOKEN.

When Arthur Bobowicz is sent out to bring home the family's Thanksgiving turkey, he returns instead with Henrietta — a 266 pound chicken with a mind of her own. Feathers fly when this colossal clucker descends upon Hoboken, New Jersey. Thus begins the hilarious hen-tastic tall tale that has kept readers in stitches since Henrietta first pecked her way onto the scene in 1977.

Revised with brand new illustrations by Pulitzer Prize winner Tony Auth, this new edition of The Hoboken Chicken Emergency will have readers crowing so hard with laughter, they may just lay an egg!

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"An uproariously funny and surprisingly sophisticated book." — Newsweek

"The story has vitality and rock-the-boat humor." — School Library Journal

"A contemporary tall tale that will stretch middle graders' imagination, sense of humor, and enthusiasm for reading. For absurdity with perfect timing, not many can match." — Booklist

"An uproar of a book. You're so busy laughing." — Children's Book Review Service

Children's Literature - Kathleen Karr
Good news for fowl lovers! Pinkwater's shaggy tall chicken tale is back in print. Not only that, but it's been modestly revised and updated (the characters now use e-mail addresses rather than cable), and Pinkwater's original illustrations have been replaced--in profusion--with bold new art by his wife Jill. All of this tinkering only compliments the original story. At heart, it's still the warm tale of the love of a boy (Arthur Bobowicz), for his two hundred sixty-six pound pet chicken (Henrietta). Will his family and the people of Hoboken keep these two apart? Will the villainous chicken hunter Anthony De Palma succeed in his nefarious scheme to ensnare Henrietta? Teachers of slow (and fast) readers take note--it's time to return Pinkwater to the classrooms.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416928102
Publisher:
Aladdin
Publication date:
09/25/2007
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
268,595
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

Daniel Pinkwater is the author of several bestselling children's
books as well as a popular commentator on National Public Radio. He writes
regular reviews on Contentville.com. Daniel lives in Hyde Park, New York.

Tony Auth has been the editorial cartoonist for the Philadelphia
Enquirer
since 1971. He won a Pulitzer Prize for his work in 1976, as
well as five Overseas Press Club Awards and the Sigma Delta Chi Award for
Distinguished Service in Journalism. His cartoons are distributed around
the world by Universal Press Syndicate.

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The Hoboken Chicken Emergency 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
MissPrint More than 1 year ago
I wasn't sure about the book when it was foisted upon me by one of the children's librarians. Chickens . . . they don't seem that interesting. This is not the case for 266 pound chickens like Henrietta. Arthur brings Henrietta home on Thanksgiving having failed to procure a turkey (or duck, or normal sized chicken) for his family's holiday dinner. But, upon meeting Henrietta, the family decides she might be more pet than poultry. Chaos ensues, however, when Henrietta gets loose. It's a cute story and a quick read. The characters created by Daniel Pinkwater (and illustrated by his wife Jill) are memorable and lots of fun. I also really liked the message of the story, which overtly is that "Chickens need love too" but is also just a call for tolerance-something that can never be stated enough. Pinkwater originally wrote this book in the 1970s and I'm pretty confident it will continue to be a favorite for years to come.
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