Chicken Boy - by Frances O'Roark Dowell (Paperback)

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Dimensions (Overall): 7.64 Inches (H) x 5.06 Inches (W) x .57 Inches (D)
Weight: .31 Pounds
Suggested Age: 10-14 Years
Number of Pages: 224
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Social Themes
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Format: Paperback
Author: Frances O'Roark Dowell
Language: English
Street Date: January 1, 2007
TCIN: 77100902
UPC: 9781416934820
Item Number (DPCI): 247-46-0271
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported


About the Book

The bestselling author of "Dovey Coe" introduces an unforgettable new character--seventh-grader Tobin McCauley, whose life in a very dysfunctional household is compounded by his only friend's belief that the study of chickens will reveal the meaning of life.

Book Synopsis

Meet Tobin McCauley. He's got a near-certifiable grandmother, a pack of juvenile-delinquent siblings, and a dad who's not going to win father of the year any time soon. To top it off, Tobin's only friend truly believes that the study of chickens will reveal...the meaning of life? Getting through seventh grade isn't easy for anyone, but when the first day of school starts out with your granny's arrest, you know you've got real problems. Throw on a five-day suspension, a chicken that lays green eggs, and a family feud that's tearing everyone to pieces, and you're in for one heck of a ride.

Review Quotes

* "...strong narration and the child's struggle with forgiveness make for poignant, aching drama."-- "Booklist, starred review"

* "This is a refreshingly well-written encounter with richly developed and well-defined characters whom readers won't soon forget."-- "School Library Journal, STAR"

* "Tobin's own blossoming, through friendship, and the rediscovery of his family, and the love for and of his chickens, is entirely satisfying--just right."-- "Kirkus Reviews, STAR"

About the Author

Frances O'Roark Dowell is the bestselling and critically acclaimed author of Dovey Coe, which won the Edgar Award and the William Allen White Award; Where I'd Like to Be; The Secret Language of Girls and its sequels The Kind of Friends We Used to Be and The Sound of Your Voice, Only Really Far Away; Chicken Boy; Shooting the Moon, which was awarded the Christopher Award; the Phineas L. MacGuire series; Falling In; The Second Life of Abigail Walker, which received three starred reviews; Anybody Shining; Ten Miles Past Normal; Trouble the Water; the Sam the Man series; The Class; How to Build a Story; and most recently, Hazard. She lives with her family in Durham, North Carolina. Connect with Frances online at
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.57 inches length x 5.06 inches width x 7.64 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.31 pounds
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