Bound To Stay Bound

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 Zelda's big adventure
 Author: Alafaci, Marie

 Illustrator: McG, Shane

 Publisher:  Clarion
 Pub Year: 2017

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [32] p., col. ill., 27 cm

 BTSB No: 047618 ISBN: 9781328660817
 Ages: 4-7 Grades: K-2

 Subjects:
 Chickens -- Fiction
 Space flight -- Fiction
 Determination (Personality trait) -- Fiction

Price: $20.01

Summary:
Zelda, determined to be the first chicken in space, carries on with her plans to build a spaceship, complete her training, and design experiments, even if her friends do not want to help.

Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: K-2
   Reading Level: 2.20
   Points: 1.0   Quiz: 71080

Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (06/15/17)
   Booklist (09/01/17)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 09/01/2017 Zelda, a farmyard chicken, hatches a plan to be the first chicken in outer space. Like Zoey in Adam Lehrhaupt’s Chicken in Space (2016), Zelda solicits help from others. Unlike Zoey, Zelda only interacts with other chickens, gets no takers, goes it alone, and actually does travel to outer space. When Zelda returns back to the farm, she is a celebrity among the chickens, with those who refused to help her now bragging about being asked. Zelda enjoyed her space travel but did find it lonely. The final illustration pictures Zelda speculating about a follow-up trip: traveling in her rocket while towing the other chickens in a camping trailer. Zelda’s story is told well through its brief, straightforward text and sumptuous illustrations, which convey all of Zelda’s frustration and determination. Rich, crisp, bright colors permeate each scene. The technology, especially a rocket right out of Flash Gordon and a Streamline camper, give off a ’50s vibe. Originally published in Australia, this plucky chicken’s space travel story will resonate well with American audiences. - Copyright 2017 Booklist.

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