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Nora's Chicks

Title

Nora's Chicks

Illustrator

Kathryn Brown

Publisher

Candlewick Press

Publication Year

2013

ISBN

9780763647537

Pages

40 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Nora and her family have just arrived from Russia and are making a new home on the American frontier. The prairie is very different from the forested hills Nora is used to. Most of all, it’s lonely. Papa has the cows he sings to as he milks them. Baby brother Milo has a dog to follow him wherever he goes. But Nora has no one and nothing to call her own until Papa brings home a dozen chicks and two geese. Nora names each one, and they follow her everywhere — even to church! But what will happen when one of her beloved chicks goes missing?

Grade Level

PK-1; K-3

Lexile Measure

AD470L

Diversity Topics

Culture/Ethnicity; Immigrants and refugees; immigrant family; immigrant children; immigrant parents; relocation; resettlement; emigration

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

White (Russian)

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

Cybils Awards, 2013, Nominee, Elementary and Middle Grade(Fiction Picture Books)
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2014 Historical Fiction
Choices, 2014 Picture Books for School-Age Children

Keywords

farm; Russia; prairie; dog; horses; cow; chicks; loneliness; new friend; homesick; hopeful; church

Diversity Impact

direct

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