The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly Paperback
by Sun-mi Hwang
Illustrated by Kazuko Nomoto
A TOP TEN INDIE PUBLISHERS' FICTION BESTSELLER FOR 2014 AN INDEPENDENT BOOK OF THE YEAR 2014 PICK A WATERSTONES BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2014 PICK A BOOKSELLER BOOK OF THE YEAR 2014 PICK This is the story of a hen named Sprout.
No longer content to lay eggs on command only to have them carted off to the market, she glimpses her future every morning through the barn doors, where the other animals roam free, and comes up with a plan to escape into the wild-and to hatch an egg of her own.
An anthem for individuality and motherhood, The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly has captivated millions of readers in Korea.
Now the novel is making its way around the world, where it has the potential to inspire generations of readers the way Jonathan Livingston Seagull or The Alchemist have. And with Nomoco's evocative illustrations throughout, this first English-language edition beautifully captures the journey of an unforgettable character in world literature.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 144 pages, black & white illustrations
- Publisher: Oneworld Publications
- Publication Date: 27/02/2014
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781780745343
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Review by Fliss88
Don't usually pick up a book like this, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. Possibly a children's story, it reminded me of when I read Charlotte's Web. It is written very simply at a slow pace, but one you will read in just a couple of days. A lovely story about a battery hen, who managed to escape the coup, and found she had more courage and determination to realise her dream, than she'd ever imagined. A dream of keeping and hatching just one, of her many eggs.