My Life as a Chicken by Ellen A. Kelley

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When Pauline Poulet learns she'll be the next special of the day at Cock-a-Doodle-Doo Café, she flies the coop faster than you can say "Chicken pie, delicious"! Thus begins her journey of peril and catastrophe, courage and chance: She is chased. She is dunked. She is tossed tail over beak. But can Pauline escape the dinner plate?     Kids everywhere will love clucking along with this chicken's battle cry: "Pauline, prevail!"

About Ellen A. Kelley

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ELLEN A. KELLEY is an award-winng poet, author, and former schoolteacher. She lives in Santa Barbara, California. Michael Slack is the illustrator of Edgar Allan Poe's Pie. He lives in Lafayette, California. Visit his website at
Published May 1, 2007 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 40 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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/ Out the gate, / I must escape / the dinner plate!” But the world’s a hostile place for a pullet on the lam.

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But eggs aren’t the only thing on the menu, for “round my roost I hear suspicious/ words like 'Chicken pie, delicious.’/ Has Farmer hatched a crafty plan/ to throw me in a frying pan?” Pauline scoots out via a hole in the shed, but soon encounters a ravenous fox and then a band of pirate cats.

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Pauline's wide-eyed horror as she runs from sinister animals, flies through the air, and leaps from her hot-air balloon is nearly unchanging;

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