The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly

The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly Book CoverSprout is a feisty, philosophical egg-laying hen who escapes from her cage and dreams of raising her own chick. She is shunned by all the other farm animals except for an outcast mallard duck named Straggler. Straggler protects her while she hatches an egg she found in a briar patch. At first she is unaware that her offspring is a duckling, not a chick. Sprout is brave, strong and heroic in her struggle to overcome violent and harsh conditions. This unforgettable fable is about life, death, a mother’s unconditional love, survival, and freedom. Spare line drawings enhance the story, which is part of the school curriculum for fifth graders in Korea and has been made into a record-breaking film. mjw
Title: The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly
Author: Sun-Mi Hwang
Illustrator
: Nomoco
Publisher
: Penguin Books
Copyright
: 2013
Original language
: Korean
Translator
: Chi-Young Kim
Original title
: Madangeul maon amtak
Original publisher
: Sakyejul Publishing Ltd, Seoul
Original copyright
: 2000
ISBN
: 978-0-14-312320-0
Paperback pages
: 134
Age range
: 10 up
Genre
: Novel
Author’s ethnicity
: Korean
Author’s residence
: Seoul, South Korea
Illustrator’s ethnicity
: Japanese
Illustrator’s residence
: London, England
Awards
: 2013 Amazon Best Book of the Month (November), 2013 Sejong Children’s Literature Prize, 2012 Best Book of the Year in Poland
Subjects
: Animals, Chickens, Eastern Asia, Individuality, Korea, Mother and child

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