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The Sheep, the Rooster, and the Duck

The Sheep, the Rooster, and the Duck

ISBN: 9780062911018
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"Intoxicating . . . it will be hard for young readers to put down."--New York Times Book Review

"A grand, giddy, and, at times, literally soaring tale."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"An amusing, fast-paced tale of land, sky, and spies."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Incredibly creative. . . . A little bit of history, a touch of mystery, and heaps of fun."--ALA Booklist (starred review)

A Washington Post, Publishers Weekly, and Kirkus Reviews Best Book

A Junior Library Guild Selection

A Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year

Wherever there are injustices, nefarious plots, or threats to society, the Sheep, the Rooster, and the Duck are there to stop them!

A sly villain with a plan to cause havoc across the globe is no match for three extraordinary animals--and their two young human friends. From acclaimed author and artist Matt Phelan, The Sheep, the Rooster, and the Duck is a hilarious, action-packed, and highly illustrated middle grade adventure perfect for fans of Skunk and Badger and Flora & Ulysses.

The very first passengers to ride in a hot-air balloon were a sheep, a rooster, and a duck in 1783. And while hot-air balloons are indeed wondrous, ten-year-old Emile is too busy being the fastidious caretaker of ambassador Benjamin Franklin's ch�teau in Paris to think much about them.

But soon, young Emile finds himself right in the middle of a sinister plot. And right in the middle of the secret headquarters for France's undercover guardians--the very same sheep, rooster, and duck that piloted the first hot-air balloon. If Emile can muster his courage and be bold, he may be the key to helping the heroes save both Benjamin Franklin and the world.

Award-winning author Matt Phelan's The Sheep, the Rooster, and the Duck is a highly illustrated adventure full of secrets, hijinks, and reimagined historical events. This rip-roaring and surprising story is ideal for reluctant readers, aspiring heroes, and fans of Peter Brown's The Wild Robot.

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