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Meet one smart chicken chaser. She can catch any chicken on her grandmother's farm except one – the elusive Miss Hen. In a hilarious battle of wits, the spirited narrator regales readers with her campaign to catch Miss Hen, but this chicken is "fast as a mosquito buzzing and quick as a fleabite." Our chicken chaser has her mind set on winning, until she discovers that sometimes it's just as satisfying not to catch chickens as it is to catch them.
A fresh voice full of sass and inventive, bold collage illustrations full of surprises create a childlike escapade brimming with funny high jinks that leads the reader on a merry, memorable chase.
The Chicken-Chasing Queen of Lamar County is a 2008 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice A. ML, Virginia Young Readers Award Master List, Children's Books: 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing, New York Public Library, Parents' Choice Award Winner, Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award Master List, Capitol Choices Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens, Booklist Editors' Choice, CCBC Choice (Univ. of WI), Charlotte Zolotow Award / Highly Commended, TN Intermed Volunt State Book Award ML, Illinois Monarch K-3 Children's Choice AW ML, GA Picture Storybook Award ML, Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award ML, Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, Arkansas Charlie May Simon Master List, Tennessee Intermediate Volunteer State Book Award Master List, Vermont Red Clover Children's Choice A ML, Irma S. and James H. Black Award Honor Book, Vermont Red Clover Children's Choice Award Master List, Illinois Monarch Award: K-3 Children's Choice Award Master List, Horn Book Magazine Fanfare List, Kirkus Reviews Editor's Choice, Indiana Young Hoosier Award Master List, Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award Maser List, Georgia Children's Book Award Master List (University of GA), NYPLC Children's Books 100