The Hen Who Sailed Around The World: A True Story

For the last two years, 24-year-old French sailor Guirec Soudee has been sailing the world with his red hen Monique.  Monique never suffers from seasickness.  She keeps him company and provides him with a constant source of food – eggs.  Over the course of the adventure she laid 1,040 eggs! They are currently crossing the Pacific Ocean.  Guirec has documented their journeys with his remarkable and comical photographs and you can follow him online at  His first book The Transatlantic Voyage Of Monique was released in France.  A map of the voyages is included.  mjw
Title: The Hen Who Sailed Around The World: A True Story
Author: Guirec Soudee
: Guirec Soudee
: Little, Brown and Company
: 2018
Original Language
: English
: 978-0-316-44884-0
Hardcover pages
: 40
Age range
: 4-8
: Nonfiction, Information book, Travel literature
Book setting
: Around the world
Author’s ethnicity
: French
Illustrator’s ethnicity
: French
: Chickens, Human-animal relationships, Northwest Passage, Photographs, Sailing, Survival

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