Our heroine is no fool; she knows her limitations, but doesn't let them destroy her ambitions, any more than she lets the hen house walls keep her a prisoner. And she's not above causing a little havoc along the way "€" once the other three thousand, three hundred thirty-three chickens find her escape route, chaos reigns in the barnyard, by the pond, and among the wheat fields.
Whether Henrietta achieves her dreams is debatable, but through her persistence and her resolute belief in herself, she does manage to change the lives of everyone in the hen house for the better.
This delightful fable is the first book by Hanna Johansen to be published in English. The spirited pen-and-ink illustrations by Kthi Bhend, printed in two colors, capture the hen house denizens and their frenetic escapades down to the last feather.