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June 2014 Book of the Month Award-winning Jennifer Gray launches a new series about chickens with a taste for adventure and some very unusual skills! When young Amy Clutterbuck gets a call to join the Elite Chicken Squad starting with training at the International School of Kung Fu for Poultry in Tibet she is thrilled to go. Life in the farmyard is just too boring for such an adventurous chick but will she and her fellow chicks-in-training Ruth and Poo be able to save the chicks of St Eggbert’s primary school from the hungry marauders at Eat-em College for Foxes?
This is hilarious, hen-sational new adventure series by the author of bestselling Atticus Claw. Young chicken Amy Cluckbucket dreams of escaping from Perrin's farm to a life of chicken adventure. One day Amy receives a summons to the Kung Foo School for Poultry in Tibet where she learns she is to become part of an elite chicken squad whose mission is to defeat their evil predators. It sounds like a dream come true for Amy but she's disappointed to find that fellow squad members, Ruth and Boo, don't seem to want to make friends. Ruth is too busy inventing things and Boo has problems of her own. The chickens travel to Chicken HQ to meet their mentor, Professor Rooster. When their first mission flops it is Amy who persuades the others that they should stick together to restore Professor Rooster's faith in them. Through a series of egg-citing adventures and hilarious mishaps the three young chickens learn the value of friendship and teamwork. But will they be ready for their biggest mission so far - to save the chicks of St Eggbert's Primary School from the jaws of their mortal enemy, Thadeus E Fox?
Kids love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion, some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title.
Praise for Atticus Claw
‘Attractively witty ... great animal characters ... Perfect for fans of Humphrey the Hamster and other madcap animal adventures.'’ Julia Eccleshare, lovereading4kids.co.uk
‘Her Atticus Claw books just won the Red House Award last month, and there's more animal hilarity on the way in crazy chicken spy caper.’ The Bookseller
|Publication date:||5th June 2014|
|Publisher:||Faber Children's Books an imprint of Faber & Faber|
|Suitable for:||5+ readers, 7+ readers|
|Recommendations:||Books of the Month, eBooks, Reviewed by Children|
Jennifer Gray is a lawyer and writer. Jennifer's other work includes the Guinea Pigs Online series for younger readers, and a new series for 7+, Chicken Mission. Her Atticus Claw books have been shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and received numerous great reviews - especially from children! She lives in London and Scotland with her husband and four children, and of course Henry, a friendly but enigmatic cat.More About Jennifer Gray
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