Chicken in the Kitchen by Nnedi Okorafor
  

Chicken in the Kitchen

Written by Nnedi Okorafor
Illustrated by Mehrdokht Amini

Synopsis

Chicken in the Kitchen by Nnedi Okorafor

What would you do if you woke up one night to find the shadow of a giant chicken passing your bedroom door? Go and investigate of course! When Anyaugo follows a giant chicken into her kitchen one warm night in Nigeria, she embarks on a hilarious adventure where nothing is quite as it seems. Is the nature spirit that lives in the wooden walls of her house a help or a hindrance? Is the mischievous giant chicken a friend or a foe? Most importantly, will Anyaugo be able to save the food her aunties have cooked for the New Yam Festival the next day? World Fantasy Award-winning author Nnedi Okorafor provides us with a hugely entertaining look at the fascinating masquerade culture of West Africa, told from the perspective of a plucky young Nigerian girl who finds the courage to protect the traditions she loves.

Reviews

'Brilliant both in concept and in execution... the latest and utterly adorable debut in the African children's literature scene'

; 'This dazzling picturebook...invites young readers into the story with its glorious colour, its flamboyant design and exuberant characters. A delight.

; 'Bold designs, brilliant colours, humour, lively characterisation all combine to create a picture book that jumps off the shelf.

; 'What a joy to experience! Nnedi Okorafor has written a gem of a picture book full of playful mystery, laughs and Nigerian magic. The story awakens readers in the night and then it takes them on a journey to arrive at another surprise by morning. Figuring out the giant chicken in the kitchen is a game readers will enjoy.

-winning illustrator.; 'An enchanting, evocatively illustrated adventure that will capture the imaginations of young and old alike; more, please!

-winning author of The Tribe series.; 'Chicken in the Kitchen introduces the reader to an enchanting world in which there is a magical chicken, a nature spirit and a pretty courageous little girl. An absolute joy to read.

; 'Chicken in the Kitchen, Nnedi Okorafor's first picture book, reflects her talent for intrigue, her Nigerian roots and her Igbo heritage. I highly recommend this book. It provides lessons to be learned about friendship, following directions, respect, responsibility, and courage.

.D., Africa Access Review; 'My little boy wanted me to read it three times in a row. So yeah, I think my kids are in agreement on this: Five Stars.

, #1 New York Times bestselling author on Goodreads.

About the Author

Nnedi Okorafor was born in the United States to Nigerian parents of Igbo descent. Her novels include Who Fears Death (winner of the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel), Akata Witch (an Amazon.com Best Book of the Year), Zahrah the Windseeker (winner of the Wole Soyinka Prize for African Literature), and The Shadow Speaker (winner of the CBS Parallax Award). Her work spans several genres and age ranges, as evidenced by her short story collection Kabu Kabu and science fiction novel Lagoon (finalist for Best Novel in the British Science Fiction Association Awards and the Red Tentacle Awards). Her latest release, Binti, won both the Hugo Award for Best Novella and the Nebula Award for Best Novella. Nnedi is an associate professor at the University at Buffalo, New York. She splits her time between Buffalo and Chicago with her daughter Anyaugo and family. Learn more about Nnedi at www.nnedi.com.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages

Author

Nnedi Okorafor
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Publisher

Lantana Publishing

Publication date

12th October 2015

ISBN

9780993225307


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