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Chicken Boy


A top selected or recommended title by the Kansas State Reading Circle Commission.
Author: Dowell  Frances O.
Publisher: Atheneum
Subject/Category: 5-8
Year Reviewed:: 2006
ISBN: 0689858167
Review: Seventh-grader Tobin McCauley has let life pass him by since his mother died five years earlier and his family has fallen apart. This novel will capture readers with Tobin's wry, sad, immediate voice as he discovers how to nurture chickens, learning many life lessons along the way. The strong narration and the struggle with forgiveness make for moving drama.

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