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Wings: A Tale of Two Chickens by James…

Wings: A Tale of Two Chickens (original 1986; edition 2003)

by James Marshall (Author)

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Harriet the chicken rescues her foolish friend from the clutches of a wiley fox.
Title:Wings: A Tale of Two Chickens
Authors:James Marshall (Author)
Info:HMH Books for Young Readers (2003), 32 pages
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Tags:easy, animals, friendship

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Wings: A Tale of Two Chickens by James Marshall (1986)



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James Marshall tells this story in a funny and adventurous way. Two chickens, Harriet and Winnie are very good friends. They are very different. Winnie is lazy and is easily tricked when a sly fox tries to kidnap her. It is then up to Harriet to rescue Winnie. This book teaches an important lesson while remaining light and funny. ( )
  bernadettecasey | Oct 9, 2019 |
This was a nice book. I liked the characters and the message on the importance of reading was just subtle enough to slip into the mind of the unsuspecting reader. I found all the plot twists entertaining and the result was just as satisfactory. ( )
  matthewbloome | Jul 1, 2013 |
Sensible Harriet has to rescue silly Winnie from the clutches of Mr. Johnson, who Winnie fails to recognize as a fox. Never were two chickens more different than Harriet and Winnie. Harriet kept busy with many hobbies, while flighty Winnie was often bored. So when that sly fox Mr. Johnson happened by Winnie's garden, she couldn't resist the chance to live a little and climbed into the basket of his balloon. Now it's up to Harriet to save her foolish friend from Mr. Johnson's fricassee potand there are chases galore, hairsbreadth escapes, clever disguises, and lots more tomfoolery before she does.
  law2110 | Jan 19, 2013 |
[VIDEO] As with other James Marshall stories, I think this works better as a video. The dumb chicken is so silly, and I like that the story subtley teaches the value of reading (since she didn't read, she didn't know that nice Mr. Johnson was a fox!). Pretty funny.
  ht_storytime | Jul 7, 2006 |
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