Escape from Cold Ditch by Alan Davidson

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Alan Davidson's fast-moving and humorous satire on factory farming tells of a mass escape of hens from an evil chicken farm, where the prisoners are housed indoors and have never seen daylight. Most of them can't quite believe that daylight actually exists...
Continuously in print since 1995, this book works on two levels. It's a beautifully imagined adventure story [with funny characters to fall in love with] but at the same time a meaningful fable that packs an important message. For all ages from 9 upwards. Perfect for either home or school, the story is enlivened with numerous cartoon illustrations by artist John Richardson.

"Sounds Orwellian? It is. Told with simplicity and charm it works beautifully and weaves a delightful spell on everyone from 9 - 90" - GREENSCENE

"Animal rights supporters from 9 upwards will love Alan Davidson's ESCAPE FROM COLD DITCH which attacks battery farming in the manner of a Second World War prison escape drama" - THE TIMES

"Funny and poignant....a modern fable" - CAMBRIDGE E. NEWS


About Alan Davidson

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Alan Davidson is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Law at the University of Queensland.
Published November 13, 2013 by Straw Hat. 128 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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