An ad from Redwood Poultry Farms offers "Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer." Immediately, narrator Kyla Garcia establishes the audiobook's unusual structure and the personality of 12-year-old Sophie Brown, who has just moved to farm country from Los Angeles. In addition to narrative, the story is told through letters ("Dear People Who Send Catalogs to People Who Live on Farms"), lists, and even a correspondence course on raising chickens. Garcia clearly marks Sophie's feelings of isolation and alienation from her new community, where she's one of the few brown people. Gradually, Garcia's voice reflects Sophie's adjustment as she finds comfort in the remarkable chickens who mysteriously find their way to the dynamic, quirky heroine. Families will enjoy this audiobook. S.W. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2019]
Trade Ed. Listening Library 2019
DD ISBN 9780593149201 $15.00
Library Ed. Listening Library 2019
DD ISBN 9780593149225 $38.00
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