A Hen for Izzy Pippik

Aubrey Davis
Marie Lafrance

When Shaina finds a magnificent hen, she knows that Izzy Pippik, the hen's owner, is sure to return for her. In the meantime, Shaina decides she will care for the animal. But when dozens of eggs hatch and rowdy chickens scatter throughout the village, Shaina must fight the entire town if she has any hope of protecting the birds. Inspired by Jewish and Islamic traditional texts, this is a beautiful tale about doing the right thing, even in the face of adversity.

978-1-55453-243-8 | Mar 1, 2012
List Price: USD $16.95, CAD $18.95
4-color 10 x 9 32 pages
Grades: Pre-K To 3 / Ages: 4 to 8
978-1-77138-079-9 | Jan 29, 2014
List Price: USD $5.99, CAD $5.99

Awards & Reviews

“Lafrance deserves a special shout-out for her work-she proves once again that she's a rare talent who can combine naïf rendering with a highly sophisticated and consistently inventive sense of composition.”
— Publisher's Weekly, January 2012
“This is a book to savor and reread ...”
— Booklist, February 2012
“Steadfast and quietly amusing, Shaina is a girl to admire.”
— Kirkus Reviews, February 2012
“... charmingly told with pleasing conversational patterns and alliteration. ... A good choice where folktales or character education stories are in demand.”
— School Library Journal, May 2012
“Traditional Talmudic and Islamic texts form the bones of the story, which is delivered with a deft and witty touch.”
— Jewish Book World, September 2012
“A great story that illustrates how a child who sees the world in black and white is introduced to shades of grey, with the help of her grandfather.”
— The Victoria Times Colonist, December 2012
2013 - Shining Willow Award, Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice Award, Short-listed
2013 - Great Lakes Great Books, Michigan Reading Association, Short-listed
2013 - Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Award, Winner
2013 - Best Children's Books of the Year, Bank Street Children's Book Committee, Winner
2012 - Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner
2012 - Best Bets, Picture Books, Ontario Library Association, Long-listed

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