Let’s Talk Turkey — Wait, What’s With the Chicken?!

November 24th, 2009 by

The Hoboken Chicken Emergency by Daniel Pinkwater

The Hoboken Chicken Emergency by Daniel Pinkwater

There are plenty of books about Thanksgiving, from nonfiction about Squanto to historical fiction with Pilgrim narrators to novels about families gathering around the table and counting their blessings. But there’s only one Thanksgiving book about a giant chicken — and that’s the one we’ve selected as our special Kidsmomo Thanksgiving pick!

Meet Henrietta. She’s the 266-pound chicken that Arthur brings home when all the stores are sold out of turkey. Obviously, Arthur’s family can’t eat Henrietta for Thanksgiving dinner, so they decide to keep her as a pet. And that’s when the Hoboken Chicken Emergency begins…


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