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The little hen and the Great War

The little hen and the Great War

Beck, Jennifer, author; Belton, Robyn, artist

A young soldier is fighting in the trenches of wartime France when he finds a hen, skinny, scruffy, and starving. He tucks her into his jacket and takes her with him. The other soldiers laugh when they see him looking after her and sharing his meagre rations of food, but when the hen thrives and begins to lay eggs for them, they realise that perhaps survival and hope are possible after all

Paperback, Book. English. Fiction 5+. General. Children's stories. Picture Books for Older Readers.
Published London: Scholastic, 2014
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Statement of responsibility: Jennifer Beck, Robyn Belton
ISBN: 1407145983, 9781407145983
Intended audience: Juvenile.
Note: Originally published: as The bantam and the soldier. Auckland: Scholastic New Zealand, 1996.
Physical Description: 33 unnumbered pages : chiefly illustrations (colour) ; 22 x 27 cm
Subject: World War, 1914-1918 France Pictorial works Juvenile fiction.
Uniform Title: Bantam and the soldier