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The Woefield Poultry Collective


 On Sale: 28/02/2011
 Formats:     Trade paperback | Trade paperback | E-Book
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Woefield Farm is a sprawling thirty acres of scrub land, complete with dilapidated buildings and one half-sheared, lonely sheep named Bertie. It’s “run”—in the loosest possible sense of the word—by Prudence Burns, an energetic, well-intentioned twenty-something New Yorker full of back-to- the-land ideals, but without an iota of related skills or experience. Prudence, who inherited the farm from her uncle, soon discovers that the bank is about to foreclose on Woefield Farm, which means that Prudence has to turn things around, fast. But fear not! She’ll be assisted by Earl, a spry seventy-something, banjo-playing foreman with a distrust of newfangled ideas and a substantial family secret; Seth, the alcoholic, celebrity-blogging boy-next-door, who hasn’t left the house since a scandal with his high-school drama teacher; and Sara Spratt, a highly organized eleven-year-old looking for a home for her prizewinning chickens, including one particularly randy fellow soon to be christened Alec Baldwin.

Full of offbeat charm and characters you won’t soon forget, The Woefield Poultry Collective is a heartwarming novel about learning how to take on a challenge, facing your fears, and finding friendship in the most unlikely of places. With alternating narratives, Susan Juby shows how a team of misfits can find acceptance and success, even with—and sometimes in spite of—their highly unorthodox approach.


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Critical Praise for The Woefield Poultry Collective

"You will cheer for Susan Juby's delightful cast of characters... As funny as it is heartbreaking, and in voices as original as the story itself, you won't soon forget the inhabitants of Woefield Farm."
- Robin Antalek, author of The Summer We Fell Apart

ISBN: 9781554687442; ISBN10: 1554687446; Imprint: HarperCollins ; On Sale: 28/02/2011; Format: Trade paperback; Trimsize: 6 x 9; Pages: 336; $21.99; Ages: 1 and Up; BISAC1:FIC016000

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