About the BookCrotchety detective Badger and his impetuous young assistant, Badgercat, investigate a case of disappearing chickens. Filled with quirky illustrations and newly translated from the original Russian, this hardcover edition is the second in the Beastly Crimes Books series for middle-grade readers.
Book SynopsisFlush with success from having solved the case of the murdered Rabbit, crotchety detective Chief Badger and his impetuous young assistant, Badgercat, anticipate the return of peace and quiet to their community. But trouble recurs with a visit from Huntington Farm's bloodthirsty security team, who bring accusations of theft and harsh demands for justice. Guard dog Muxtar and hunting hound Polkan are searching for Chicken Four, a plucky little fowl who's just discovered what happens to her sister chickens when they disappear into Nina Palna's kitchen on Fridays. Now Badger and Badgercat have to persuade Palna to stop making chicken soup and to prevent Muxtar and Polkan from taking matters into their own paws (and jaws).
About the AuthorAnna Starobinets is an award-winning novelist, screenwriter, and journalist. Best known as a writer of dystopian and metaphysical stories, she is also a successful children's author. Her previous titles include Catlantis, translated from Russian into English by Jane Bugaeva, and praised by Kirkus Reviews as "a trippy, silly tale of cat magic, folklore, and love....Bugaeva's punny translation will make this a fine read-aloud. A must for those seeking culturally diverse literary experiences."