My Hen Is Dancing by Karen Wallace

My Hen Is Dancing

Written by Karen Wallace
Illustrated by Anita Jeram
Part of the Read and Discover Series


My Hen Is Dancing by Karen Wallace

One of a new series of books, Read and Discover, designed to encourage children to learn about the world as they learn to read. Hens lay beautiful eggs, sunbathe when it's warm, play in the dust and roost in the henhouse - and they dance too!

About the Author

Karen Wallace

I was born in Canada and grew up in a log cabin in Quebec. My childhood was spent playing in the forests and messing about on the Gatineau River. It was a wonderful wild time and in many ways is the source of all of my writing. Children's writers are an eccentric bunch. Someone once said they never grow up and in many ways, this is probably true in my case.
I write books for children from five to fifteen years old. The ability to recall how you felt and what your world was like at a particular point in your childhood is something that all children's writers share. It's like pushing a rewind switch and going back in time. Many of my natural history books for children, like THINK OF AN EEL, which won awards on both sides of the Atlantic, IMAGINE YOU ARE A TIGER, or I AM A TYRANNOSAURUS REX all reflect my own sense of wonder exploring the woods and the river around me when I was a child. Years later, I wrote about this childhood in my first novel RASPBERRIES ON THE YANGTZE, which was shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Prize.

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40 pages


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Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

1st June 2010



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