Poultrygeist by Mary Jane

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Whoooooo! A tall ghostly being is frightening the farm animals right out of the barn. It could only be the legendary "Poultrygeist." The animals are terrified to sleep inside the barn, but they're freezing out in the yard. What shold they do? It's up to two smart-aleck roosters who suspect fowl play to uncover the surprising secret behind the Halloween haunting in this hilarious tale.
 

About Mary Jane

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As a child, Mary Jane Auch loved books and read constantly. Her interest in drawing began as a child and continued through high school. She went on to become an art major at Skidmore College. After graduation, Auch went for New York City, but after a year of designing prints for men's pajamas, she decided she wanted to do something more meaningful with her life. She enrolled in the Occupational Therapy program at Columbia University, and worked for some years in a children's hospital near Hartford, Connecticut. Eventually, Auch began illustrating for Pennywhistle Press, a national children's newspaper, which led to an interest in illustrating children's books. In the summer of 1984, Auch took a week-long children's writing conference on Cape Cod. Auch finally knew that she wanted to a writer when an instructor told her that sometimes artists find they can paint better pictures with words. She began sending manuscripts to publishers, writing four novels before she sold the first one. She then sold a second book to another publisher the same week. She continued writing books for older kids, abandoning her dream of illustrating for a while. After writing nine books, she wrote and illustrated The Easter Egg Farm, and has done both ever since. Herm Auch illustrated I Was a Third Grade Science Project and its two companion books. He also illustrated two books with his wife, Mary Jane Auch: The Princess and the Pizza and Souperchicken. He lives in New York State with his wife.
 
Published September 1, 2004 by Holiday House. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In the Auchs’ eighth “poultry parody,” the noisy farmyard animals ignore requests from Clarissa the cow and Sophie the pig to pipe down, until a tall, ghostly figure drives everyone out of the barn the night before Halloween.

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The creators of Souperchicken here introduce two crowing roosters who annoy a pig and cow with their noise.

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The creators of Souperchicken lay an egg in their latest "poultry parody," a surprisingly brittle affair.

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