A Hen for Izzy Pippik by Aubrey Davis

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When Shaina finds a magnificent hen, she knows that Izzy Pippik, the hen's owner, is sure to return for her. In the meantime, Shaina decides she will care for the animal. But when dozens of eggs hatch and rowdy chickens scatter throughout the village, Shaina must fight the entire town if she has any hope of protecting the birds. Inspired by Jewish and Islamic traditional texts, this is a beautiful tale about doing the right thing, even in the face of adversity.
 

About Aubrey Davis

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For more than 30 years, Aubrey Davis has told stories, performing and conducting workshops across Canada and the United States. His books have received glowing reviews and multiple awards, including the Sydney Taylor Award, the Mr. Christie Award (Silver) and the Canadian Jewish Book Awards Children?s Literature Prize. Aubrey lives in Toronto, Ontario. Du?an Petri?i? is an award-winning children's book designer and illustrator whose books include The Enormous Potato and Lickety-Split. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.
 
Published March 1, 2012 by Kids Can Press, Ltd.. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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When Shaina discovers an unusual hen sporting “emerald green feathers with golden speckles,” she strives to find its rightful owner.

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Cut from the same cloth as True Grit’s Mattie Ross and bearing a comically striking resemblance to the hen, Shaina stubbornly believes she must protect the bird and its offspring until the putative owner, Izzy Pippik (the name on the busted crate) returns.

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Seeing a sign by a broken crate that says “Izzy Pippik,” yet seeing no Mr. Pippik in the vicinity, she takes the creature home, telling her parents that she’ll keep the beautiful hen until Izzy returns.

Apr 13 2012 | Read Full Review of A Hen for Izzy Pippik

City Book Review

It is about a girl who found a hen and its home said, ‘A Hen for Izzy Pippik.’She took it home to her Grandpa and her mother.Her Grandpa said, “Scrambled?” and her mother said, “Chicken soup.” But Shaina said, “No, you can’t eat her;

Apr 20 2012 | Read Full Review of A Hen for Izzy Pippik

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Shaina’s town is struggling – the tourist trade has dried up and there are fewer jobs and even less food.

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