A Chook Called Harry

A Chook Called Harry

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Things aren't too great financially at Chris's house, and Dad has the bright idea that having a few chooks would be sound economy. So the whole family works together to build a terrific chook-house. Dad, Chris and older brother Max go to a chook farm and buy ten ex-battery hens. The hens must keep producing eggs, Dad says, or they'll get the chop. There should be ten eggs to gather every day. Chris forms a special attachment with one of the hens, Happy Harry. When the number of eggs dwindles to nine, and it's clear that Happy Harry is no longer laying, he manages to conceal this from Dad by buying eggs at the shop. None of this is easy for Chris, because he is what Max rudely calls a 'retard'. But when Chris's plans come unstuck, and Happy Harry really is about to get the chop, Max lends a hand too.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 130 x 197 x 8mm | 124g
  • PUFFIN
  • Hawthorn, Australia
  • 0143303473
  • 9780143303473
  • 1,853,197

About Phillip Gwynne

Phillip Gwynne's first novel Deadly Unna? the literary hit of 1998, has now sold over 180,000 copies. It was made into the feature film Australian Rules for which Phillip won an AFI award. The sequel, Nukkin Ya, was published to great acclaim in 2000. He has also written The Worst Team Ever, Born to Bake, and A Chook Called Harry in the Aussie Bites series, and Jetty Rats, and has written an adult detective thriller The Build Up, The Debt series, and most recently, the young adult novel is Swerve, which was shortlisted for many awards amongst them the 2010 Prime Minister's Award and the Golden Inky. He is also the author of Michael in the Stuff Happens series.
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