Starla Jean Cracks the Case
Author: Elana K. Arnold; illustrated by A. N. Kang
Starla Jean and her pet chicken, Opal Egg, return in this side-splitting third chapter book, just in time to solve a puzzling mystery that takes them on a chase through the neighborhood!
Have you ever walked a chicken on a leash?
Well, chicken expert Starla Jean will let you know first hand, it's not easy. But that doesn't stop Starla from taking her pet chicken, Opal Egg, and her baby sister, Willa, out on a stroll through the neighborhood.
On their walk, they stumble upon a mysterious bead. And then another! Before they know it, there's a conundrum on their hands, and it's up to Starla and her friends to figure out just who exactly is losing these beads!
Printz Honor winner and National Book Award Finalist Elana K. Arnold is back once more with this irresistible story of a girl, her chicken, and an unfolding mystery, superbly illustrated by A. N. Kang.
Roaring Brook Press
In The News
"A third entry in this pleasant series that showcases the daily adventures of the ever-curious Starla Jean, with quirky humor, large font, and delightful illustrations." - School Library Journal
"Colorful spot art on every page adds information and comedy to the narrative. Accessible and engaging." - Horn Book Magazine
"An egg-cellent addition to this humorous series for readers en route to early chapter books." - Kirkus Reviews
"An amicable exploit for emergent chapter book readers who are fans of the vivacious hen and her equally lively keeper." - Booklist