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Though no one in Arthur Bobowicz's family cares much for turkey, when the butcher loses the family's Thanksgiving turkey order, Arthur frantically searches Hoboken for another fowl to take home to dinner. Unfortunately, it looks like every bird in town is spoken for -- until Arthur happens to find a mad inventor who offers to sell Arthur one of his "superchickens" at a bargain price of six cents per pound (and NO REFUNDS).
When Arthur returns home with Henrietta, his mother refuses to cook a sixfoot, 266-pound chicken, which is fine because Arthur has started to grow fond of her. But then Henrietta accidentally wanders off alone, and dreadful rumors of a dangerous monster running amok through the city spread like wildfire, causing panicky townspeople to cower in their homes. With Henrietta on the loose, the city of Hoboken will never be the same.
Since 1977, Daniel Pinkwater's hilarious tale of a boy and his chicken has tickled the funny bones of thousands of readers. Now paired with Jill Pinkwater's droll illustrations, the stage is set for the next generation of fans.
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Daniel and Jill Pinkwater have also collaborated on such picture books as Rainy Morning and Wallpaper from Space. Daniel has penned many other popular stories; he also reviews children's books for NPR and developed the new Chinwag Theater. The Pinkwaters live in Hyde Park, New York.From AudioFile:
When young Arthur Bobowicz brings home a 266-pound live chicken instead of a turkey for Thanksgiving, listeners know they're in for a hilarious tale. Arthur names his new pet Henrietta and teaches her tricks using oatmeal cookies. When Henrietta runs away, Hoboken will never be the same. Pinkwater's radio background serves him well in his delivery of a contemporary children's story. His narration convinces listeners that it's perfectly reasonable to have a 266-pound pet chicken. Pinkwater throws out jokes without missing a beat or losing the listener. The only disappointing thing about this audiobook is that it ends too soon. J.M.S. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 1999. Hardcover. Condition: New. Buy with confidence from 'Your neighborhood book store, online (tm). Seller Inventory # 31489
Book Description Atheneum, 1999. Condition: New. Jill Pinkwater (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M0689830602
Book Description Atheneum, 1999. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0689830602
Book Description Atheneum, 1999. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110689830602