This is a new type of war story- and a farm story at the same time. It is the story of a cocky little pet bantam who knew she wasn't much to look at but who was convinced the farm couldn't run without her, and who took charge of the big chicken yard when her master went into the chicken business during the war. She saved her charges from hawks and foxes; she taught them how to find food; she even won a special ribbon at the country fair. True story about a real bantam pet, told with humor and understanding of what children like. Third grade readers could read it to themselves.