Louise, the Adventures of a Chicken

Louise, the Adventures of a Chicken


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060755546
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/23/2008
Pages: 56
Sales rank: 162,631
Product dimensions: 10.22(w) x 11.36(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: AD620L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Kate DiCamillo is the acclaimed author of many books for young readers, including The Tale of Despereaux, winner of the Newbery Medal; Because of Winn-Dixie, a Newbery Honor Book; and The Tiger Rising, a National Book Award finalist. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

New York Times bestselling artist Harry Bliss is a cartoonist and cover artist for the New Yorker magazine. He is the author and illustrator of Bailey and Luke on the Loose and the illustrator of A Fine, Fine School by Sharon Creech, Which Would You Rather Be? by William Steig, Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin, and Louise, The Adventures of a Chicken by Kate DiCamillo. His self-titled single panel gag cartoon Bliss appears in newspapers internationally. He lives in New Hampshire. You can visit him online at www.harrybliss.com.


Minneapolis, Minnesota

Date of Birth:

March 25, 1964

Place of Birth:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


B.A. in English, University of Florida at Gainesville, 1987

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Louise, the Adventures of a Chicken [With Hardcover Book(s)] 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
aconant05 on LibraryThing 3 months ago
Louise is a chicken who longs for adventure. She finds herself in dangerous situations with pirates, at the circus, and in the Middle East, but she manages to find her way home every time and shares her tales with the rest of the coop. This book has a very unique storyline, as I have never read about a chicken that has done so much. The background illustrations are superb and have a more realistic feel than the illustrations of the characters.
dangerlibearian on LibraryThing 3 months ago
Too long for read aloud, three chapters of Louise's adventures.
PitcherBooks on LibraryThing 3 months ago
Louise is utterly charming! A quiet, demure little hen with an itch to see the world beyond the chicken coop. So now and again she takes herself off and has the most marvelous adventures! But she always comes home. And when asked where she was - well, just out and about... When all is said and done, there truly is no place like home :-)
ReadAloudDenver on LibraryThing 3 months ago
A very adventurous chicken, Louise leaves the comfort and safety of the henhouse and first sets out into the deep seas with sailors and marauding pirates followed by a high wire act in a circus and executing her and her fellow chickens' escape from a locked cage in a bazaar. Louise always made it safely back to the farm where in the end she tells the other chickens all about her adventures. This book has very rich vocabulary including: imprisoned, trembled, blarney, twilight, descent, bazaar, spectacularly, ringmaster, auditions and fricasee.
laurakurtz on LibraryThing 3 months ago
This is an entertaining crowd-pleaser, about Louisa, a brave chicken who longs for adventure. She finds it in several different adventures: with pirates on the seas, a lion under the big top, and with a mysterious stranger in a bustling bazaar. She always returns home to her fellow, less adventurous chickens, however. The story is fun and interesting, and Louisa as a heroine is pretty irresistible. The illustrations are well done, cartoon style that convey feeling and excitement without being too silly.
Chefkeifus on LibraryThing 3 months ago
A great book for reading aloud to younger readers. Comes with CD for reading along. Excellent illustrations.
gildallie on LibraryThing 3 months ago
This is a funny book about the trials of Louise who is a bit of an extraordinary chicken in that she often leaves her hen house in the search of things more exciting- which she finds. From being captured by pirates to meeting a tall dark stranger in a far off marketplace- who shakes her and throws her in a wire cage with several other clueless chickens. The story is wonderful and the illustrations are gorgeous realistic looking backdrops with a fun mix of rather cartoon looking characters.
johnstod on LibraryThing 3 months ago
Bliss's artwork is a delight. There is so much to view in his scenes. Dicamillo writes with humor and thought in relating the theme of desired adventure versus safety of home.
tiburon on LibraryThing 3 months ago
an adventure tale about a chicken who escapes her ordinary life on a farm for grander horizons three separate times.
kdebros on LibraryThing 3 months ago
A wonderful book. I love the dramatic illustrations which complement nicely with a tale that could easily become a bit too silly. As it is, it's a brilliant combination of adventure story and barnyard creature.
ecugary on LibraryThing 3 months ago
Kate DiCamillo's Louise, The Adventures of a Chicken provides an adventure story that reminds us that there's no place like home. Louise leaves the chicken coup to do battle with pirates and works in the circus to discover that although her life may be boring, adventure has its drawbacks. Children will love Louise and the adeventures she takes in Louise, The Adventures of a Chicken.
Yessenia More than 1 year ago
Excellent book for all ages. You can open a discussion for older kids or just enjoy reading this book to the little one's.
Nana44 More than 1 year ago
My grandchildren loved the book. The illustration we fantistic, the children seached each page for all the details. Then acted out the story as I read. It was one of the best books I have purchased for them in a long while. Thank you Barnes and Noble, Autors and Illustrators.
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