City Chickens

by Christine Heppermann

Chickens. . . in the city? You'll find them just outside downtown Minneapolis, where Mary Britton Clouse runs the Chicken Run Rescue for abandoned chickens up for adoption in this moving, humorous, and fully illustrated book.

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780544455931
  • ISBN-10: 0544455932
  • Pages: 64
  • Publication Date: 05/27/2015
  • Carton Quantity: 50

About the book

“Animal-loving city and country kids alike will find this worth clucking about.” —The Bulletin

Just outside of downtown Minneapolis, follow the sound of crowing and you will find Mary Britton Clouse’s Chicken Run Rescue. Over the years, Mary and her husband have given hundreds of homeless birds a safe place to rest until they can be adopted by caring families.

     Each chicken has a story to share, and the author (who adopted her own chicken) has crafted a spare, moving, and at times humorous text that will open young readers’ eyes and also inspire them to help all creatures great and small.


About the author
Christine Heppermann

Christine Heppermann has been a reviewer and columnist for the Horn Book magazine since 1996. She has also reviewed children’s and young adult books for the New York Times, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, the San Antonio Express News, and many other publications. She lives with her family, and pet chickens, in Chicago, Illinois.


"A warm, inviting look into an unusual facet of animal rescue efforts."--School Library Journal

"Animal-loving city and country kids alike will find this worth clucking about."--Bulletin