HARRY AND CHICKEN by Dyan Sheldon

HARRY AND CHICKEN

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Age Range: 8 - 10
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 Harry, an extraterrestrial disguised as a talking cat, invites himself home with Sara Jane (``Chicken''), who does her best to keep him hidden since her mother hates cats. But Harry's insatiable appetite makes it hard to keep him secret; once he's discovered, Chicken gets to keep him after all: Trying to explain that he's an alien, she inadvertently convinces her parents that she's desperately lonely and needs a pet. Heap's frequent illustrations, sketched with an agile and vigorous pen, enliven the format, but--given the subject matter- -this is remarkably pedestrian; one can't help wishing for a zany raconteur like Daniel Pinkwater. A sequel to follow. (Fiction. 8-10)

Pub Date: May 1st, 1992
ISBN: 1-56402-012-6
Page count: 80pp
Publisher: Candlewick
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 15th, 1992




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