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The Chicken Dance

(2007)
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"Full of brilliant details... Like having Napolean Dynamite and Frank Perdue as your best friends."
Jack Gantos


On his birthday, Don Schmidt spends the day waiting patiently for his big surprise--a cake, presents, maybe a Chinese clown . . . . But instead, his batty parents get into their monthly argument. This time it's because his mother has to feed the chickens. It ends with her shouting the same thing as always about their Louisiana chicken farm: "I hate it here!"

What follows is Don's journey from obscurity to fame and back again, when he becomes the youngest kid to ever win the Horse Island Dairy Festival chicken-judging contest. Gradually, his mom notices that something strange is going on--everyone knows her son!--but once she realizes that Don has become the town celebrity, she sees that there may be benefits to living on a chicken farm. What she doesn't seem to see are the benefits of having a son like Don.

For Don, the contest is the beginning of a big, big adventure. It involves trips to New Orleans and Baton Rouge, fair weather friends, a missing sister, and one big secret. Readers will cheer for Don, who goes out of his way to see the good in everything.

 
Used availability for Jacques Couvillon's The Chicken Dance


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Hardback Editions

April 2008 : USA Hardback
Title: The Chicken Dance (Thorndike Literacy Bridge Middle Reader)
Author(s): Jacques Couvillon
ISBN: 1-4104-0579-6 / 978-1-4104-0579-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 2007 : USA Hardback
Title: The Chicken Dance
Author(s): Jacques Couvillon
ISBN: 1-59990-043-2 / 978-1-59990-043-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

July 2012 : USA Paperback
Title: The Chicken Dance
Author(s): Jacques Couvillon
ISBN: 1-59990-331-8 / 978-1-59990-331-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 2008 : UK Paperback
Title: Chicken Dance
Author(s): Jacques Couvillon
ISBN: 0-7475-8930-5 / 978-0-7475-8930-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2007 : UK Paperback
Title: Chicken Dance
Author(s): Jacques Couvillon
ISBN: 0-7475-9443-0 / 978-0-7475-9443-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

July 2008 : UK Audio CD
Title: Chicken Dance
Author(s): Jacques Couvillon
ISBN: 1-4074-2615-X / 978-1-4074-2615-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   

March 2008 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Chicken Dance
Author(s): Jacques Couvillon
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   

March 2008 : UK Audio edition
Title: The Chicken Dance
Author(s): Jacques Couvillon
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

2008 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: The Chicken Dance
Author(s): Jacques Couvillon
ISBN: 1-4281-6702-1 / 978-1-4281-6702-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: RecordedBooks
Availability: Amazon   

2008 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Chicken Dance
Author(s): Jacques Couvillon
ISBN: 1-4281-6707-2 / 978-1-4281-6707-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

July 2013 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Chicken Dance
Author(s): Jacques Couvillon
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens
Availability: Amazon UK   

June 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: The Chicken Dance
Author(s): Jacques Couvillon
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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