Pretty Polly by Dick King-Smith

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When she is not allowed to have a pet parrot, Aligail teaches a barnyard hen to talk.
 

About Dick King-Smith

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Dick King-Smith was born on March 27, 1922 in Bitten, Gloucestershire, England. He was a farmer and a schoolteacher and he also served in the Grenadier Guards during World War II. King-Smith has written over 100 children's books including The Fox Busters and The Sheep Pig (aka Babe-The Gallant Pig), which was adapted as the 1995 film Babe. The 1995 TV miniseries The Queen's Nose was also based in one of his books. King-Smith was voted Children's Author of the Year at the 1992 British Book Awards.
 
Published August 4, 1992 by Knopf Books for Young Readers. 160 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Dad, who persists in seeing her money-making potential (though he has agreed that Polly belongs to Abby), provides a cockerel and a new generation is hatched, but none with Polly's gift.

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Disappointed at not being allowed to get a parrot, Abigail teaches her pet chicken to talk.

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Animal lovers who have relished King-Smith's collection of farm fantasies and unusual pet stories will welcome this latest addition, which stars a very clever hen.

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Salt Lake City allows chickens, the number of hens depending on the size of your yard.You can find out more about the "Urban Chicken" movement, a popular provident living initiative, at the Urban Chickens Network.

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