Our heroine is no fool; she knows her limitations, but doesn't let them destroy her ambitions, any more than she lets the henhouse walls keep her a prisoner. And she's not above causing a little havoc along the way once the other three thousand, three hundred thirty-three chickens find her escape route, chaos reigns in the barnyard, by the pond, and among the wheat fields.
Whether Henrietta achieves her dreams is debatable, but through her persistence and her resolute belief in herself, she does manage to change the lives of everyone in the henhouse for the better.
This delightful fable is the first book by Hanna Johansen to be published in English. The spirited pen-and-ink illustrations by KÃ¤thi Bhend, printed in two colors, capture the henhouse denizens and their frenetic escapades down to the last feather.
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In this eloquent once-upon-a-time, Johansen and Bhend introduce a nonconformist chicken and make a case for the humane treatment of egg-layers. Henrietta is among three thousand three hundred/ anOct 01 2002 | Read Full Review of Henrietta and the Golden Eggs
Three times, she gets outside and leads the others to brief freedom: ""There was fresh air everywhere/ and it didn't smell of chicken droppings/ or fortified chicken feed anywhere."" Twice, humans recapture the escapees, but on the third try, the workers appeal to their manager: ""If we buil...| Read Full Review of Henrietta and the Golden Eggs