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Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly

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Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly The by Sun-mi Hwang

The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly

Sun-mi Hwang

ISBN 9781780747040


The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly is a wonderful, 2–million–copy bestselling modern fable from Korea that is winning hearts around the world, for all lovers of The Little Prince and Jonathan Livingstone Seagull...


This is the story of a plucky hen named Sprout, a hen who yearns to raise a chick of her own but whose eggs are collected daily by the farmer’s wife.


Determined to follow her dream, and glimpsing another future through the barn doors where the animals roam free, she comes up with a plan to escape into the wild – and to hatch an egg of her own. Yet once out of her cage, she finds herself shunned by everyone in the barnyard except another outsider like herself, a mallard duck called Straggler.


His lifesaving friendship enables Sprout to achieve one of her dreams: she hatches an egg she discovers in a briar patch, at first unaware that her offspring is not a chick, but a duckling. Sprout is also unaware that Straggler is the duckling’s father, and when a weasel threatens to kill the newly hatched duckling, named Greentop, he sacrifices himself to save both their lives. Together Sprout and her duckling head out into the world, becoming wanderers in the wild, before Straggler’s brace arrives and Sprout realises she must let Greentop find his own way in the world.


An anthem for freedom, individuality and self-determination, The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly is a novel of universal resonance, which, with its array of animal characters –the hen, the duck, the rooster, the dog, the weasel–calls to mind such classics as Animal Farm and Charlotte’s Web.


The Author

Sun-mi Hwang is a beloved writer in South Korea, where she has won many awards and published more than forty books enjoyed by adults and children alike. She lives in Seoul, South Korea.



Reviews, News & Interviews:



Timeless and touching. Independent


Has charms for all ages. Glasgow Herald