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The Resource City chickens, by Christine Heppermann

City chickens, by Christine Heppermann

Label
City chickens
Title
City chickens
Statement of responsibility
by Christine Heppermann
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Introduces readers to Chicken Run Rescue near downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota
Review
Gr 4 – 6 — Urban chickens are all the rage these days, with coops and hen runs sprouting up along with beans and tomatoes in veggie patches. However, the demands of poultry-keeping can prove onerous, and neighbors might complain even when the birds are legal-so, what to do? A place like Chicken Run Rescue is the ideal answer. Heppermann's chatty, anecdote-filled text records the efforts of a Minneapolis couple to rescue unwanted and abandoned chickens and relocate them. Like many rescue operations, Chicken Run depends on a network of foster and adoptive "parents." Colorful photos of chickens and interacting humans lend visual interest to the unfolding stories. Tales, such as of 106 rooster chicks stolen from a biology lab but dumped in a ditch by the side of the road and of McNamara, an arthritic rooster who taught himself to sleep comfortably on his back rather than painfully on a roost, are included. Heppermann discusses her own chicken adoptions and recommends that educators eliminate those annual "hatching" projects. While most readers of this heartwarming book will not rush out to adopt chickens, those who are inspired to do so may wish to look into Jenna Woginrich's relaxed and informative Chick Days: An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Raising Chickens from Hatchlings to Laying Hens (Storey, 2011) before taking the final leap. A warm, inviting look into an unusual facet of animal rescue efforts.—Patricia Manning, formerly at Eastchester Public Library, NY --Patricia Manning (Reviewed July 1, 2012) (School Library Journal, vol 58, issue 7, p97)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10127017
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Heppermann, Christine
Dewey number
636.509776
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
NC1080L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
MG
LC call number
SF487.8.M5
LC item number
H47 2012
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 6
Nature of contents
bibliography
Reading level
6.5
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chickens
  • Animal welfare
  • Animal shelters
  • Chickens
  • Animals
  • Animal shelters
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
City chickens, by Christine Heppermann
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
860892
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
47 pages
Isbn
9780547518305
Lccn
2011009754
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780547518305
  • (OCoLC)ocn711777212
Label
City chickens, by Christine Heppermann
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
860892
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
47 pages
Isbn
9780547518305
Lccn
2011009754
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780547518305
  • (OCoLC)ocn711777212

Library Locations

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      710 W. Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX, 78701, US
      30.2713021 -97.7460168
    • Cepeda BranchBorrow it
      651 N. Pleasant Valley Rd., Austin, TX, 78702, US
      30.2590471 -97.7088905
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