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Chicken

Alan Gibbons

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Fiction, Children's Fiction, General fiction (Children's / Teenage), Personal & social issues: bullying, violence & abu

A powerful and humorous story about a family with chickens on their minds.

A powerful and humorous story about a family on the theme of bullying, by the popular author of the TOTAL FOOTBALL series.
Davy's too chicken to stand up to bullying at school. He's been singled out as an easy target. His family aren't much help - they're all chicken too. Mum's frightened of learning to drive, big brother Carl is terrifying himself trying to impress his new friends. And Dad has too many problems of his own to be sympathetic. But in the end it's his little sisters strange secret which spurs Davy on...and surprises the whole family as well.

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Alan Gibbons

Alan Gibbons is a full time writer and a visiting speaker and lecturer at schools, colleges and literary events nationwide, including the major Book Festivals: Edinburgh, Northern Children's Book Festival, Swansea, Cheltenham, Sheffield and Salford. Alan is also a key contributor at the QCA/National Literary Strategy 'Writing Together' conferences. He lives in Liverpool with his wife and four children.

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