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When Daniel's class hatches chicks as a science project, he adopts them. When he finds out that his favorite bird, Peepers, isn't a hen but a rooster, and therefore illegal to keep in the city of Portland, the Secret Chicken Society is quickly formed to save Peepers. This warmhearted chapter book about an environmentally-conscious family will provide plenty of clucks and lots of chuckles for young readers.
About the Author
Judy Cox is a former grade school teacher who is now a full-time author. Her chapter books have been compared by critics to the books of Beverly Cleary. A native of the San Francisco area, she has lived and taught in Arizona, Idaho, and Oregon. Her website is www.judycox.net. Amanda Haley has written and illustrated picture books and easy readers as well as designed paper goods and stationery. Booklist praised her "large, sweet, colorful" illustrations for Reading to Peanut by Leda Schubert. She lives in Ohio.