The Blood Mile

The Blood Mile

by Andy Lyberopoulos

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The Blood Mile by Andy Lyberopoulos

MEET SAWYER– The Mohawk-feathered chicken who manages to escape the brutal Farelli Poultry Farm only to find an abandoned farm pained with secrets, lost hope, a slew of nutty birds and a beast that may very well be responsible for the bloodstained wheat that separates the two farms.

When Sawyer wakes up in a barn, he is introduced to a bunch of colourful characters, each dealing with their own issues. Polly is a pink-feathered fashionista chick known to give relationship advice to Scotty The Seagull and is bent on becoming human. Ella, the last remaining cow, hasn’t spoken a word since her family left the farm. Iddy is an angry teenage duck battling with his mother’s mysterious death and General, a WWII carrier pigeon hasn’t left his nest in three years – not since the owner of the farm vanished.


As Sawyer struggles with his fears of the outside world and the “Giants” and beasts that roam the land, he convinces these birds to embark on a great adventure that will unlock secrets and change their lives forever.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781483539294
Publisher: BookBaby
Publication date: 11/03/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 279
File size: 10 MB

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ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Kim Anisi for Readers' Favorite The Blood Mile by Andy Lyberopoulos tells the story of freshly hatched male chick 84. Two seagulls, one of them the wisecracking Scotty, watch how 84 finally hatches but is immediately sent on the conveyor belt that leads to the grinder - where all male chicks are ground to death. As luck had it, 84 somehow gets thrown off the belt. But before Scotty can save the little chick, the owner's son Luke puts the chick in his backpack. On the drive home, his dad notices the chick and throws it out of the window. I hated that man right away! Luke had named the chick Sawyer, but could not do anything against his father. Fortunately for Sawyer, a rooster and a hen who lived on the other side of the Blood Mile (together with some pigeons, a cow, and a crazy duck), saved him. But his adventures do not end there. There is a dangerous monster, and of course Sawyer thinks that someone ought to do something about that horrible chicken farm!  I have to admit that I only picked up The Blood Mile by Andy Lyberopoulos because I LOVE chickens. I love raising them, I love spending time with them, and I love caring for them (and I definitely do not eat them!). So a story in which a chicken was the main character seemed like a fantastic book for me. I was not disappointed. I found the story very charming and even though the illustrator does not seem to know much about how seagulls, pigeons, ducks, and chickens really look, the illustrations were quite lovely. It is a fantastic story, and I think it might even help to get children interested in animal welfare - and maybe even some adults!