The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet!
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The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet!

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La Paz is a happy, but noisy village. A little peace and quiet would make it just right. So the villagers elect the bossy Don Pepe as their mayor. Before long, singing of any kind is outlawed. Even the teakettle is afraid to whistle! But there is one noisy rooster who doesn't give two mangos about this mayor's silly rules. Instead, he does what roosters were born to do. He sings: "Kee-kee-ree-KEE!" Carmen Deedy's masterfully crafted allegory and Eugene Yelchin's bright, whimsical mixed-media paintings celebrate the spirit of freedom -- and the courage of those who are born to sing at any cost.show more

Product details

  • 6-8
  • Hardback | 48 pages
  • 211 x 254 x 13mm | 476g
  • Scholastic Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 0545722888
  • 9780545722889
  • 1,166,649

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La Paz is a happy, but noisy village. A little peace and quiet would make it just right. So the villagers elect the bossy Don Pepe as their mayor. Before long, singing of any kind is outlawed. Even the teakettle is afraid to whistle! But there is one noisy rooster who doesn't give two mangos about this mayor's silly rules. Instead, he does what roosters were born to do. He sings: "Kee-kee-ree-KEE!" Carmen Deedy's masterfully crafted allegory and Eugene Yelchin's bright, whimsical mixed-media paintings celebrate the spirit of freedom -- and the courage of those who are born to sing at any cost.show more

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Praise for "14 Cows for America" by Carmen Deedy; illustrated by Thomas Gonzalez * "A stirring, heartwarming tale that made headlines when it happened and is now, thankfully, preserved on the page for children." -- "Kirkus Reviews," starred review "A moving tale of compassion and generosity." -- "Publishers Weekly" Praise for "The Yellow Star: The Legend of King Christian X of Denmark" by Carmen Deedy; illustrated by Henri Sorensen Christopher Award Winner Jane Addams Children's Book Award Honor Book Bologna Ragazzi Award Winner "Vivid and lyrical." -- "Publishers Weekly" Praise for "Martina the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale" Pura Belpre Award Honor International Latino Book Awards, 1st Place Odyssey Award Honor "Deedy's masterful retelling of this Latino folktale has a rollicking voice imbued with sly tongue-in-cheek humor." -- "Booklist" "This telling has magic all its own." -- "Kirkus Reviews"show more

About Carmen Agra Deedy

Carmen Agra Deedy is one of America's foremost storytellers. Her many award-winning books include Martina the Beautiful Cockroach, which received a Pura Belpre Honor, and her New York Times bestseller 14 Cows for America. Born in Havana, Cuba, Carmen drew on her love of folklore to create The Noisy Little Rooster. She lives with her family in Atlanta, Georgia. Visit Carmen at www.carmenagradeedy.com. Eugene Yelchin loves to create books that explore the boundaries of universal truth. He is the author and illustrator of the Newbery Honor book Breaking Stalin's Nose, as well as the illustrator of many distinguished, award-winning picture books. These include Won Ton: A Cat Tale Told in Haiku by Lee Wardlaw, and Elephant in the Dark, retold by Mina Javaherbin. Born in Russia, Eugene now lives in Topanga, California, with his wife and their two children. Visit him at www.eugeneyelchinbooks.com.show more

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346 ratings
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