The Chicken-Chasing Queen of Lamar County by Janice N. Harrington and Shelley Jackson

There are some books that simply defy categorisation because their stories are so original and one-of-a-kind that it’s hard to compare them to others. The Chicken-Chasing Queen of Lamar County thus falls into this lofty ‘category of ones’.

In this first-person narrative, the spunky girl in the story proudly tells us about her unusual hobby of chasing the hapless chickens on her grandma’s farm. In fact, she deems herself so skilful at it that she has pronounced herself the ‘Chicken-Chasing Queen of Lamar County’.

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