Louise, The Adventures Of A Chicken by Kate DiCamilloLouise, The Adventures Of A Chicken by Kate DiCamillo

Louise, The Adventures Of A Chicken

byKate DiCamillo

Hardcover | September 23, 2008

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She longed for adventure.

So she left her home and ventured out into the wide world.

The pleasures and perils she met proved plentiful: marauding pirates on the majestic seas, a ferocious lion under the bright lights of the big top, a mysterious stranger in an exotic and bustling bazaar.

Yet in the face of such daunting danger, our heroine . . .

She was brave.

She was fearless.

She was feathered.

She was a chicken.

A not-so-chicken chicken.

Her name?

Kate DiCamillo is the acclaimed author of many books for young readers, including The Tale of Despereaux, winner of the Newbery Medal; Because of Winn-Dixie, a Newbery Honor Book; and The Tiger Rising, a National Book Award finalist. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Title:Louise, The Adventures Of A ChickenFormat:HardcoverDimensions:56 pages, 11 × 10 × 0.38 inPublished:September 23, 2008Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0060755547

ISBN - 13:9780060755546

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Something for Everyone! If you long for adventure, join Louise! I found this treasure at our local library and my son (6) & I enjoy it so much, we had to buy a copy. This book is written and illustrated with great humour and still there are lessons to be learned from Louise's adventures as they turn into misadventures and she does finally appreciate her humble home. Along the way she meets sailors & pirates, joins the circus performing death-defying acts, travels to a far away land and almost ends up fricaseed! A wonderful pairing of author and illustrator, this book is simply delightful, imaginative, funny, silly, and, of course, adventurous! I particularly enjoyed what I perceived as references to some great novels and movies at the end as Louise is helped home by a Humphrey Bogart look-a-like in a boat (African Queen?), a Lawrence of Arabia-ish character on a camel and in a hot air balloon as in the Jules Verne classic, Around the World in 80 Days. Fun for young and old!
Date published: 2009-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quite Fun My favourite part in this book is the African Queen reference towards the end. I won't tell you all what it is, but I highly recommend that you pick up this book and read it. Kids will be entertained by Louise's adventures and some of the repetition of the text. While parents will appreciate the subtle themes of courage, heroism, confidence and the desire to always have a place to come home too.
Date published: 2008-12-12

Editorial Reviews

“DiCamillo’s brisk, comic narrative crackles with read-aloud savoriness. Bliss creates a thrilling sense of place.”