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Nora's Chicks

Patricia MacLachlan

Nora and her family have moved to the United States from Russia. The prairie is unfamiliar and with only baby brother Milo as a playmate Nora is lonely. One day Father brings home 10 chicks and 2 geese, “for eating.” Nora decides they would make wonderful pets, and Father agrees. As Nora bonds with her new pets she also becomes friends with a neighbor girl. Based on her immigrant grandmother’s life, MacLachlan has created a heartwarming picture book with authentic characters. Brown’s soft watercolor illustrations complement this tale from the Newbery Award-winning author of Sarah, Plain and Tall (1985)Ages 5-7