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Zelda's big adventure / Marie Alafaci ; illustrated by Shane McG.

Alafaci, Marie, 1961- author. (Author). McG, Shane, illustrator. (Added Author).
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library E A (Text) 33500012734679 Main Checked out 09/11/2019

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  • ISBN: 9781328660817
  • ISBN: 1328660818
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
  • Publisher: Boston : Clarion Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: Zelda, determined to be the first chicken in space, carries on with her plans to build a spaceship, complete her training, and design experiments, even if her friends do not want to help.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2017 September #1
    Zelda, a farmyard chicken, hatches a plan to be the first chicken in outer space. Like Zoey in Adam Lehrhaupt's Chicken in Space (2016), Zelda solicits help from others. Unlike Zoey, Zelda only interacts with other chickens, gets no takers, goes it alone, and actually does travel to outer space. When Zelda returns back to the farm, she is a celebrity among the chickens, with those who refused to help her now bragging about being asked. Zelda enjoyed her space travel but did find it lonely. The final illustration pictures Zelda speculating about a follow-up trip: traveling in her rocket while towing the other chickens in a camping trailer. Zelda's story is told well through its brief, straightforward text and sumptuous illustrations, which convey all of Zelda's frustration and determination. Rich, crisp, bright colors permeate each scene. The technology, especially a rocket right out of Flash Gordon and a Streamline camper, give off a '50s vibe. Originally published in Australia, this plucky chicken's space travel story will resonate well with American audiences. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Marie Alafaci has written nonfiction and fiction for children and adults. This is her first book to be published in America. She lives in Australia.

Shane McG is a Melbourne-based picture book writer and illustrator.

Subject: Determination (Personality trait) > Juvenile fiction.
Chickens > Fiction.
Space flight > Fiction.
Determination (Personality trait) > Fiction.
JUVENILE FICTION > Action & Adventure.
JUVENILE FICTION > Animals > Birds.
JUVENILE FICTION > Animals > Farm Animals.
JUVENILE FICTION > Science & Technology.
Determination (Personality trait)
Genre: Fiction.
Juvenile works.
Picture books.
Picture books.
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