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

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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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 The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet! * "Deedy's original tale about standing up to oppression couldn't be more timely. Yelchin's saturated, folksy, mixed-media paintings are the perfect partner, fleshing out the characterizations and offering visual humor. This subtle, modern multicultural tale is a must have." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review * "Deedy uses repeating language to powerful effect, ramping up the stakes while underscoring the gallito's steady determination....Yelchin amplifies themes of protest and injustice in vivid mixed-media caricatures that emphasize the rooster's humble nobility in contrast to Don Pepe's sneering autocratic airs. Like the gallito's cries of 'kee-kee-ree-kee!' Deedy's message about speaking up and speaking out rings as clearly as a bell." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review "Told with a storyteller's flair, the narrative reads like a folktale, while Yelchin's mixed-media illustrations are vibrant and perfectly suit the text. VERDICT A fun read-aloud for any library, especially ones looking for stories with Hispanic influence." -- School Library Journal 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 Reviewsshow more
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