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Hen for Izzy Pippik, A

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When Shaina finds a magnificent hen, she knows that Izzy Pippik, the hen’s owner, is sure to return for her. In the meantime, Shaina decides she will care for the animal. But when dozens of eggs hatch and rowdy chickens scatter throughout the village, Shaina must fight the entire town if she has any hope of protecting the birds. Inspired by Jewish and Islamic traditional texts, this is a beautiful tale about doing the right thing, even in the face of adversity.

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When Shaina finds a magnificent hen, she knows that Izzy Pippik, the hen’s owner, is sure to return for her. In the meantime, Shaina decides she will care for the animal. But when dozens of eggs hatch and rowdy chickens scatter throughout the village, Shaina must fight the entire town if she has any hope of protecting the birds. Inspired by Jewish and Islamic traditional texts, this is a beautiful tale about doing the right thing, even in the face of adversity.

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Reviews

"Lafrance deserves a special shout-out for her work-she proves once again that she's a rare talent who can combine naïf rendering with a highly sophisticated and consistently inventive sense of composition."

Publisher's Weekly, 30/01/2012

"This is a book to savor and reread ..."

Booklist, 15/02/2012

"Steadfast and quietly amusing, Shaina is a girl to admire."

Kirkus Reviews, 15/02/2012

"... charmingly told with pleasing conversational patterns and alliteration. ... A good choice where folktales or character education stories are in demand."

School Library Journal, 01/05/2012

"Traditional Talmudic and Islamic texts form the bones of the story, which is delivered with a deft and witty touch."

Jewish Book World, 24/09/2012

"A great story that illustrates how a child who sees the world in black and white is introduced to shades of grey, with the help of her grandfather."

The Victoria Times Colonist, 08/12/2012

Awards

  • 2013 - Best Children's Books of the Year, Bank Street Children's Book Committee, Winner

  • 2013 - Great Lakes Great Books, Michigan Reading Association, Commended

  • 2013 - Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award, Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice Award, Winner

  • 2013 - Shining Willow Award, Ontario Library Association, Commended

  • 2012 - Best Bets, Picture Books, Canadian Children’s Book Centre, Commended

  • 2012 - Best Books for Kids & Teens, , Winner

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