Canadian Children's Book Centre Starred Our Choice Selection, 2002Mr. Christie Book Award - Silver Seal, 2001Emma, the plucky but foolish cluck, is back and about to demonstrate one more time that bei
Canadian Children's Book Centre Starred Our Choice Selection, 2002
Mr. Christie Book Award - Silver Seal, 2001
Emma, the plucky but foolish cluck, is back and about to demonstrate one more time that being a chicken is not all it's cracked up to be. In her latest escapade, Emma is one game hen with a big problem. It's the middle of winter and the chicken coop is freezing. Determined to find out how the other farm animals weather the weather, Emma sets off on a snowy trek that almost ends in flaky, feathery disaster. Along the way she provides plenty of laughs and, once more, unwittingly saves the day.
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"The author tells Emma's barnyard adventure both with humor and with empathy. Text is quite simple, perfect for read-alouds and for young readers, yet challenging enough to make the story interesting and move along at a good pace. What adds zest to the story is the work of the illustrator. . . Readers will enjoy Spurll's humorous touches... "
— CM Magazine
"This entertaining story, along with excellent and humorous illustrations by Barbara Spurll, is sure to keep readers turning the pages with laughter."
— Lorgnette, Heart of Texas Literature Center
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is the author of over 30 books for children, including Wild Babies
and A Pacific Alphabet
. Two previous Emma books, Emma and the Coyote
and Emma's Cold Day
, won the Mr. Christie's Book Award Silver Seal.
Born in the Netherlands, Margriet has lived in California, the Yukon, Alberta, and British Columbia. Currently she lives on Salt Spring Island where she runs a booklovers' B & B. Margriet conducts author visits and writing workshops at international schools around the world.
Barbara Spurll is best known for her renderings of animals with attitude. Besides her award-winning work on the Emma series, Barbara's artwork enlivens many other books for children, including Mooki and the Too Proud Peacock, The Flying Tortoise, and Rhinos for Lunch and Elephants for Supper! Born in England, Barbara now lives in Toronto, Ontario.