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Louise

The Adventures of A Chicken
DiCamillo, Kate (Book Plus CD - 2008 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Longing for adventure, intrepid Louise leaves her comfortable nest and goes to sea, the circus, and a bazaar.
Authors: DiCamillo, Kate
Title: Louise
the adventures of a chicken
Publisher: New York : Joanna Cotler Books, c2008
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,29 cm. +,1 sound disc (ca. 19 min. each track ; digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Statement of Responsibility: written by Kate DiCamillo ; pictures by Harry Bliss
Notes: Accompanying CD published by Live Oak Media, p2009
Summary: Longing for adventure, intrepid Louise leaves her comfortable nest and goes to sea, the circus, and a bazaar.
Additional Contributors: Bliss, Harry - 1964-
ISBN: 0060755555
9780060755553
0060755547
9780060755546
1430106832
9781430106838
1430106883
9781430106883
Branch Call Number: jE DICAMILLO 2008
Subject Headings: Adventure stories Markets Juvenile fiction Circus Juvenile fiction Pirates Juvenile fiction Chickens Juvenile fiction
Genre/Form: Picture books for children
Topical Term: Adventure stories
Markets
Circus
Pirates
Chickens
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Louise wants to see the world beyond her cozy roost. Barbara Rosenblat recites her three adventures.


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This is a charming book in most respects. However there is a rather graphic (and horrific) depiction of a drowning pirate. Ok, I get it -- the pirates are the "bad guys" -- still, seeing a man drowning in such fashion is, in my opinion, not appropriate at all for this age group!

Oct 23, 2012
  • JewelMcLatchy rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Gorgeous illustrations in a magnificent collection of short adventures lived by Louise the chicken.

Aug 16, 2011
  • Ubalstecha rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Louise is a unique chicken. When she is bored, she sneaks out of her henhouse and goes on adventures. Sometimes she sails the seven seas, other times she joins a circus. But always, when the adventures are through, she returns back to her coup and tells her friend Monique what happened.

This is a lovely book by one of the most prolific and interesting children's authors out there.

Dec 14, 2010
  • xavier33 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The narrator voice is excellent. Fun book to listen to.

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