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The Chicken Gave It To Me

(1992)
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Andrew arrives at school with a book full of scratchy writing, telling Gemma, 'The chicken gave it to me.' Inside they find a story entitled, The True Story of Harrowing Farm, in which aliens chuck a group of chickens out of the cramped, dark barn they've been reared in, to fill it with the humans they like to grow to eat. Despite having been kept horribly confined by humans, the chicken cannot bear them to suffer the same fate. Reading the chicken's words, Andrew and Gemma start thinking about their food, asking Vinit about his vegetarian diet and finding their classmates have a huge range of ideas - mostly contradictory - about where their meat comes from. The chicken, bravely, steps into one of the aliens' spacecraft, returns to their planet and runs into a chat show host. Appearing on alien TV, the chicken is able to spread the word about the human farms and convinces the aliens to care for their humans better before eating them. The chicken returns to earth and smiles to hear, from the grass of the field, Andrew and Gemma making up songs about free range chickens.

 
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Hardback Editions

June 1994 : UK Hardback
Title: The Chicken Gave it to Me: Complete & Unabridged
Author(s): Anne Fine
ISBN: 0-7451-2437-2 / 978-0-7451-2437-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Children's Audio Books
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May 1993 : USA Hardback
Title: The Chicken Gave It to Me
Author(s): Anne Fine
ISBN: 0-316-28316-9 / 978-0-316-28316-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Joy St Books
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August 1992 : UK Hardback
Title: The Chicken Gave it to Me (Read alouds)
Author(s): Anne Fine
ISBN: 0-416-18627-0 / 978-0-416-18627-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Methuen young books
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Paperback Editions

June 2007 : UK Paperback
Title: The Chicken Gave it to Me
Author(s): Anne Fine
ISBN: 1-4052-3321-4 / 978-1-4052-3321-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Egmont
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September 2002 : UK Paperback
Title: The Chicken Gave it to Me
Author(s): Anne Fine
ISBN: 1-4052-0078-2 / 978-1-4052-0078-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Egmont Books Ltd
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November 1993 : UK Paperback
Title: The Chicken Gave It to Me
Author(s): Anne Fine
ISBN: 0-7497-1477-8 / 978-0-7497-1477-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Mammoth
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Audio Editions

December 2009 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Chicken Gave it to Me
Author(s): Anne Fine
Publisher: Audible Studios
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December 2009 : UK Audio edition
Title: The Chicken Gave it to Me
Author(s): Anne Fine
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

October 2011 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: The Chicken Gave it to Me
Author(s): Anne Fine
Publisher: Egmont
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