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Cheating for the Chicken Man

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Cheating for the Chicken Man by Priscilla Cummings
Jul 05, 2016 | 320 Pages
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    Jul 05, 2016 | 320 Pages | Middle Grade (10 and up)

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    Jul 14, 2015 | 304 Pages | Middle Grade (10 and up)

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Praise for Cheating for the Chicken Man:

* “Kate’s perspective is authentic. Especially for readers who enjoyed Red Kayak, this novel is an engaging choice that offers a different perspective on a tragic event.”  —School Library Connection, starred review

“Realistically presenting the situational rather than absolute nature of some difficult choices, this engrossing novel provides lots to ponder and discuss.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Cummings conveys a strong sense of rural Maryland, along with the hard choices faced by families who run company-owned poultry farms. Leaving no pat answers, and plenty to discuss, the book should find a broad audience.” —Booklist

“The familiar moral dilemmas of bullying and cheating are raised with enough complexity to make this a good choice to share with small groups of readers.” —VOYA 

Praise for Priscilla Cummings’ The Red Kayak and The Journey Back

A Bank Street College “Best Children’s Books of the Year for 2013”
An ALA Best Book for Young Adults 2006
A New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age, 2005
VOYA’s Review Editor’s Choice List, 2005

“Cummings has created a multifaceted story that is as much about the families and life in the Chesapeake as it is about a prank gone awry….This well-crafted novel will have broad appeal.” —School Library Journal on Red Kayak
“With this finely crafted novel, Cummings firmly establishes herself as an outstanding writer for early teens. The writing here is direct and clear; the setting, characterizations, and voice ring with authenticity; the situation is tense and the stakes high.” —VOYA on Red Kayak
“This high-action journey has suspense to spare.” —Booklist on The Journey Back

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