The Hoboken Chicken Emergency

( 3 )

Overview

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 ...

See more details below
Paperback (Reprint)
$5.99
BN.com price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (72) from $1.99   
  • New (20) from $1.99   
  • Used (52) from $0.00   
Note: Kids' Club Eligible. See More Details.
Sending request ...

Overview

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!

Arthur goes to pick up the turkey for Thanksgiving dinner but comes back with a 260-pound chicken.

Read More Show Less

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.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416928102
  • Publisher: Aladdin
  • Publication date: 9/25/2007
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 163,195
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
( 3 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(2)

4 Star

(1)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 3 Customer Reviews
  • Posted February 16, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    It's a cute story and a quick read.

    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.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 3 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)