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November 26, 2013 / Leslie

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros

The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly

by Sun-mi Hwang


I Refuse to Lay Another Egg!

The egg rolled to a stop upon reaching the wire mesh of the coop. Sprout looked at it—a chalky egg flecked with blood. She hadn’t laid an egg in two days; she doubted she could anymore. Yet there it was—one small, sad egg.

This cannot happen again, she thought. Would the farmer’s wife take it? She’d collected all the others, complaining every time that they were getting smaller and smaller. She wouldn’t leave this one behind just because it was ugly, would she?

“An anthem for freedom, individuality and motherhood featuring a plucky, spirited heroine who rebels against the tradition-bound world of the barnyard”. This short book seemed the perfect story to sit down and relax with after a few busy days of Thanksgiving Holiday prep.

What do you think? Would you keep reading?

First Chapter Tuesday is hosted by Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea. Join us by visiting Diane and linking your own First Chapter post or to find out what others plan to read this week.

Source: eGalley provided by Penguin Books.
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  1. kelley / Nov 26 2013 12:03 pm

    interesting paragraph. Have a happy Thanksgiving. kelley—the road goes ever ever on


  2. Beth Hoffman / Nov 26 2013 1:08 pm

    I’d definitely keep reading!


  3. laurelrainsnow / Nov 26 2013 1:35 pm

    Love it! Thanks for sharing…and what a timely story.


  4. postingfornow / Nov 26 2013 3:12 pm

    This sounds like an enjoyable story. I would keep reading. Happy Thanksgiving!


  5. lakesidemusing / Nov 26 2013 5:12 pm

    Interesting… I’d keep reading, too. Happy Thanksgiving!


  6. Suko / Nov 26 2013 7:16 pm

    Imaginative intro! I’d read more!


  7. Judy B / Nov 26 2013 7:52 pm

    I need a short sweet book like that in my stack! I’m looking for it soon. Thanks for sharing.


  8. Diane@BibliophilebytheSea / Nov 26 2013 8:41 pm

    I received this book in the mail this week and thought it looked interesting. I like the intro so I’m hoping the book is a winner. enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving Leslie (glad u joined in)


  9. Nise' (Under the Boardwalk) / Nov 26 2013 9:11 pm

    I would keep reading.


  10. Diane@BibliophilebytheSea / Dec 4 2013 7:45 pm

    I like it and plan to try this one myself. Thanks for joining us Leslie.


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