The Four Lost Chicks

by Yvonne Angelastro Illustrated by Julie Pace



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/25/2013

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 28
ISBN : 9781480802940
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 30
ISBN : 9781480802933
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 28
ISBN : 9781480802926

About the Book

A little girl and her grandmother love sharing the daily ritual of feeding the animals on the family farm. One day, the girl’s grandmother takes a handful of corn from her big apron pocket and scatters it on the ground. Together, they begin calling, “Come Chick! Chick! Chick!” As the roosters and hens come running, the grandmother notices something is different with one of the hens—Rosie is not her usual self.

Rosie seems frightened, and she has only one of her chicks with her. Where have the other four chicks gone? As Grandma and the little girl walk around the farm, they soon realize that all the ducks, pigs, and goats seem to know something they are not telling. Sadly, the chicks are nowhere to be found. As they call and call, the grandmother and her granddaughter do not give up. They must find those chicks!

This story takes children on a quest through the farm to find the answer to a puzzle so they can return four little chicks to their mama.

About the Author

Yvonne Angelastro earned her doctorate degree from St. John’s University and is a principal in New York City. Her story reflects the happy memories she shared on her family farm with her grandmother, Lillian, who instilled in her a love of nature, animals, and country life. Dr. Angelastro, who is currently working on her next book, is married with two sons and two grandsons.

Illustrator Julie Pace has been drawing pictures since she was a little girl. She has a degree in fine arts and has developed multiple techniques for illustrating books. The inspiration for the illustrations in The Four Lost Chicks comes from childhood memories of her father’s farm in Missouri.