Chico the Brave by Dave Horowitz

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A shy chick finds the courage to soar

Chico is afraid of everything, even his own shadow. His dad tries to bolster his confidence by telling him about the legendary Golden Chicken, but Chico doesn't believe anyone could be that brave. So he sets off into the mountains to find the Golden Chicken, certain that the heroic bird will give him advice. Instead, his quest leads him to something he definitely wasn't seeking--an adventure! Before he knows it, he's soaring through the sky to the very place where a courageous hero is most needed--his own hometown, where the dreaded Llama Llama Gang is turning things upside down.

Readers will get a hoot out of this little hero who saves the day!

About Dave Horowitz

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Dave Horowitz also wrote and illustrated Sydney Taylor Notable Book Five Little Gefiltes, Junior Library Guild Selections Humpty Dumpty Climbs Again and Buy My Hats, as well as many other children's favorites. He lives in Cottekill, New York.
Published May 10, 2012 by Penguin Books. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Westerns. Fiction

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Attempting to comfort his son, Chico’s father invents a story about The Golden Chicken, saying, “Whenever there’s trouble, he, um, swoops down from those there mountains like lightning and saves the day.” Emboldened, Chico sets off to find his new hero, a bindle clutched under his wing.

May 10 2012 | Read Full Review of Chico the Brave

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The villains of the piece are “the dreaded Llama Llama Gang from Cashapampa,” who tell Chico to seek the Golden Chicken on a tall, scary mountain, where Chico is caught by a wind and manages to fly despite his scrawny wings—and save his town from the llama gang.

Mar 05 2012 | Read Full Review of Chico the Brave

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