Author(s): Christine Heppermann
Just outside of downtown Minneapolis, follow the sounds of crowing and clucking
and you will find Mary Britton Clouse’s Chicken Run Rescue. Over the years, Mary
and her husband have given hundreds of homeless birds a safe place to rest until they
can be adopted by caring families.
Each chicken has a story to share, and the debut author Christine Heppermann
(who adopted her own chicken) has crafted a spare, moving, and at times humorous
text that will open young readers’ eyes and also inspire to help all creatures great and
Come along and find out why lovable chickens are actually, according to Mary, “the
ones who need friends the most.”
A fully illustrated guide to keeping chickens in the city by Mary Britton Clouse who runs the Chicken Run Rescue for abandoned chickens up for adoption. Ages 6 to 9.