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Friday, October 12th, 2007 by

Celebrate the return of Michelle Edwards’ Chicken Man with a new Book of Life audio interview!

Junebug Books is pleased to be re-releasing Michelle Edwards’ National Jewish Book Award-winning illustrated children’s book, Chicken Man. Chicken Man is the story of Rody, an Israeli kibbutznik who loves his job tending to the chickens. He makes his work seem so delightful that everyone wants a chance to tend the brood. When they do, Rody is transferred elsewhere. But as Rody moves from job to job, the kibbutz learns it’s not what you do, but how you do it that makes a difference.

“There were a lot of people who felt strongly about Chicken Man,” Edwards noted, speaking with Heidi Estrin of the Book of Life podcast. She notes that she believes that part of the original popularity of the Chicken Man book was due to the slice of Israeli life that Chicken Man shows. The new edition of Chicken Man includes an updated note from Edwards, discussing how kibbutz life has changed in Israel over the years since Chicken Man was first released.

Listen to the full interview with Michelle Edwards at the Book of Life website.

Chicken Man is forthcoming from NewSouth Books. Visit the NewSouth Books Chicken Man book page for more information.

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