Are You Ready to Hatch an Unusual Chicken? (Paperback)

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Are You Ready to Hatch an Unusual Chicken? (Paperback)

By Kelly Jones, Katie Kath (Illustrator)


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This laugh-out-loud sequel to Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer has EVEN MORE MAGIC CHICKENS!

Twelve-year-old Sophie Brown is finally settling into her new home and her new role as keeper of some highly unusual poultry--chickens with secret superpowers!

But the arrival of two new magical chickens for her flock and some unusual eggs to be incubated and hatched (what will their superpowers be?), plus an impending inspection from the Unusual Poultry Committee (who even knew this existed?) has Sophie feeling pretty stressed out. Her older cousin, Lupe, is coming to stay with her family, which is great--but will Lupe like chickens too? And on top of it all, Sophie's first day at her new school is rapidly approaching!

In this wildly funny and quirky novel told in letters and lists and quizzes, Sophie learns that even an exceptional poultry farmer can use some help.
Kelly Jones has been a librarian and a bookseller and is a raiser of (much-loved but fairly ordinary) chickens. She is now a novelist and the author of Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer and Murder, Magic, and What We Wore. You can find her at or on Twitter and Instagram at @curiosityjones.

KATIE KATH earned an MFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design and works as a freelance illustrator. You can learn more about her work at Or follow her on Instagram at KatieKathDraws, or on Twitter at @kathk_me.
Product Details ISBN: 9781524765941
ISBN-10: 1524765945
Publisher: Yearling
Publication Date: September 10th, 2019
Pages: 336
Language: English
**International Latino Book Awards -- Best Youth Latino Focused Chapter Book -- 2nd place!**

"Charming, thoughtful, and clever." — Kirkus Reviews

"A funny and relatable realistic fantasy sure to be enjoyed by farm-dwellers, urbanites, and everyone between." —SLJ

"In the middle grade follow-up to Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer, protagonist Sophie Brown has brand-new magical chickens to care for, is anxious about entering a new school, and is doubly worried about an upcoming inspection from the Unusual Poultry Committee. Quirky illustrations and the integration of email correspondences, letters, lists, and other texts provide a multidimensional reading experience." -- Publishers Weekly