Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group
Chicken Lily

Chicken Lily

Lori Mortensen; illustrated by Nina Victor Crittenden

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)



Chicken Lily may be a lot of things--a careful colorer, a patient puzzler, and a quiet hide-and-seeker (she never made a peep!)--but brave has never been one of them. That's why, when a school-wide poetry jam is announced in class, Lily is terrified. Will she sound like a bird brain?

Although Lily's friends Baabette and Pigsley try to encourage her, Lily feels like a rotten egg. Finally, Lily realizes that she must put her best claw forward and prove that even chickens aren't chicken all the time.


Praise for Chicken Lily

"The watercolor, pen, and ink illustrations are large and, well, cute. Lily's classmates are all friendly and happy, and Lily's face is expressive. VERDICT A good choice for schools and public libraries." - School Library Journal

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About the author

Lori Mortensen; illustrated by Nina Victor Crittenden

Lori Mortensen has written over 70 books. An award-winning writer for children, she is best known for books including Cowpoke Clyde and Dirty Dawg and Cindy Moo. She and her family live in Northern California.

Nina Victor Crittenden is a new talent who has illustrated Cedric and the Dragon, written by Elizabeth Raum. She and her family live in Minnesota.

Lori Mortensen

Nina Victor Crittenden

From the Publisher

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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