When Pauline Poulet learns she'll be the next special of the day at Cock-a-Doodle-Doo Café, she flies the coop faster than you can say "Chicken pie, delicious"! Thus begins her journey of peril and catastrophe, courage and chance: She is chased. She is dunked. She is tossed tail over beak. But can Pauline escape the dinner plate? Kids everywhere will love clucking along with this chicken's battle cry: "Pauline, prevail!"
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ELLEN A. KELLEY is an award-winning poet, author, and former schoolteacher. She lives in Santa Barbara, California. MICHAEL SLACK is an illustrator, character designer, and occasional animator. He lives in Oakland, California.From School Library Journal:
Starred Review. Kindergarten-Grade 3—Pauline Poulet reveals all in this tale of adventure. After hearing the farmer plotting to put her in a chicken pie, the plucky hen escapes her dreary life of doing nothing but laying eggs and winds up in a scary wood. She outfoxes the fox chasing her, and her new motto is born: "Pauline, Prevail!" But things get worse when she falls into the river and is picked up by pirate cats; she barely escapes the bloodthirsty ship's cook and, after a slight problem with a hot-air balloon and a kite, she lands safely in a petting zoo, where she takes up residence happily ever after. Slack's digital mixed-media illustrations are wacky and cartoonish, and the text ripples with big, impressive words befitting the exaggerated nature of Pauline's adventures: "I navigate high altitudes,/an aeronaut with fortitude./Above me burns a blaze of stars,/below the view blurs fast and far." Language-arts teachers will have a field day with this one, and the tone and zany sensibilities of the story and pictures are a perfect match for the funny bones of an early elementary audience.—Kathleen Kelly MacMillan, Carroll County Public Library, MD
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Book Description Harcourt Childrens Books, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: new. Slack, Michael (illustrator). 40 pp .When Pauline Poulet learns she'll be the next special of the day at Cock-a-Doodle Caf, she flies the coop. Thus begins her journey of peril and catastrophe, courage and chance. Full color. Bookseller Inventory # 6598
Book Description Harcourt Children's Books, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110152053069
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