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The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet!

By Carmen Agra Deedy   Illustrated by Eugene Yelchin   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545722889 Hardcover
48 Pages | 8.32" x 10.28" | Ages 4 to 8

A powerful tale that celebrates the spirit of freedom!

La Paz is a happy, but noisy village. A little peace and quiet would make it just right. So the villagers elect the bossy Don Pepe as their mayor. Before long, singing of any kind is outlawed. Even the teakettle is afraid to whistle! But there is one noisy rooster who doesn’t give two mangos about this mayor’s silly rules. Instead, he does what roosters were born to do. He sings: “Kee-kee-ree-KEE!” Carmen Deedy’s masterfully crafted allegory and Eugene Yelchin’s bright, whimsical mixed-media paintings celebrate the spirit of freedom — and the courage of those who are born to sing at any cost.

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*“ A stirring, heartwarming tale that made headlines when it happened and is now, thankfully,

preserved on the page for children.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“A moving tale of compassion and generosity.” —Publishers Weekly