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When the Chickens Went on Strike by Erica Silverman, Matthew Trueman

One Rosh Hashanah, a boy overhears some chickens planning a strike. They are sick of being used for Kapores, the New Year custom in which people swing a live chicken over their heads, hoping to erase their bad deeds. When all of the chickens run away, the women try to coax them back with grain, the men try to get them back with force, and the rabbi tries to negotiate. Finally the boy pleads, "Without Kapores, I will never be able to make my papa proud." A chicken responds, "Boychick, for this you need a chicken?" This amusing and telling story about wise chickens and foolish villagers will be enjoyed by anyone who has ever wanted to be a better person.

adapted by Erica Silverman from a tale by Sholom Aleichem illustrated by Matthew Trueman

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780525468622
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 07/14/2003
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 9.38(w) x 11.26(h) x 0.38(d)
Age Range: 5 - 9 Years

About the Author

Erica Silverman is the author of several picture books, including Raisel's Riddle.

Matthew Trueman has done illustration work for various book and magazine publishers. This is his first picture book.

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