Introducing Starla Jean! She's full of moxie, clever as a fox, and obsessed with catching a chicken she finds at the park. When Starla first sees the scrawny bird wandering around, she just knows they're destined for one another. Her dad says, "If you can catch it, you can keep it," and Starla Jean is not one to back down from a challenge.
When Starla Jean succeeds, she's delighted (and her dad is a bit dismayed.) She's quickly fascinated by Opal Egg the chicken, but the more she learns about her, the more she wonders... what if Opal Egg already belongs to somebody? Printz Honor winner and National Book Award Finalist Elana K. Arnold makes her chapter book debut with this charming story of a girl and her chicken, irresistibly illustrated by A. N. Kang.
"This series starter features Starla Jean’s exuberant first-person narration, liberally punctuated with dialogue with her family and neighbors. Readers transitioning to early chapter books will appreciate the four short chapters and the limited amount of text per page, wide margins, and ample space between lines of text. Occasionally, the white space around the text is humorously interrupted by bold, red chicken sound effects." — Kirkus Reviews
|Recommended Age||4 - 7|
|Author||Elana K. Arnold|
|Illustrator||A. N. Kang|
|Publication Date||Jan 19, 2021|
|Publisher||Roaring Brook Press|
|Series Name||Starla Jean|