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Three French hens : a holiday tale

by Palatini, Margie.

Format: Print Book 2005
Availability: Available at 11 Libraries 12 of 12 copies
Available (12)
Location Collection Call #
Bethel Park Public Library Picture Books PB PALATINI Margie
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
 
Collection  Picture Books
 
Call Number  PB PALATINI Margie
 
 
CLP - Allegheny Regional Children's Seasonal/Holiday qj Fic Palatini
Location  CLP - Allegheny Regional
 
Collection  Children's Seasonal/Holiday
 
Call Number  qj Fic Palatini
 
 
CLP - East Liberty Children's Seasonal/Holiday qj Fic Palatini
Location  CLP - East Liberty
 
Collection  Children's Seasonal/Holiday
 
Call Number  qj Fic Palatini
 
 
CLP - Main Library Children's Department - Seasonal/Holiday qj Fic Palatini
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Children's Department - Seasonal/Holiday
 
Call Number  qj Fic Palatini
 
 
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Picture Books j Ea PALATINI
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
Call Number  j Ea PALATINI
 
 
Northland Public Library Children's Picture Books J PIC PALATINI HOL
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
Call Number  J PIC PALATINI HOL
 
 
Northland Public Library Children's Picture Books J PIC PALATINI HOL
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
Call Number  J PIC PALATINI HOL
 
 
Sewickley Public Library Juvenile Picture Books J E PAL
Location  Sewickley Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Picture Books
 
Call Number  J E PAL
 
 
Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Holiday j HOLIDAY PAL [PICT BK]
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Holiday
 
Call Number  j HOLIDAY PAL [PICT BK]
 
 
South Fayette Township Library Juvenile Picture Book J E HOLIDAY PAL
Location  South Fayette Township Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Picture Book
 
Call Number  J E HOLIDAY PAL
 
 
Springdale Free Public Library Children's Picture Books C HOL PALA
Location  Springdale Free Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
Call Number  C HOL PALA
 
 
Upper St. Clair Township Library Picture Books CHRISTMAS PALATINI
Location  Upper St. Clair Township Library
 
Collection  Picture Books
 
Call Number  CHRISTMAS PALATINI
 
 
Summary
On the third day of Christmas, a mademoiselle from Paris sent her true love three French hens, two turtle doves, and a partridge in a pear tree.The hens never arrived . . . . Colette, Poulette, and Fifi end up delivered not to Philippe Renard, but to Phil Fox from the Bronx. Phil can't believe his luck-he hasn't had a square meal in weeks, and here's a free lunch right on his doorstep! But his plans to dine on the delectable fowl are foiled as the French hens work their Christmas magic on him, proving that the spirit of the holidays can bring the most unlikely folks together.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "PreS-Gr. 2. The three French hens from the familiar Christmas song are sent by a Parisian lady to her boyfriend, Philippe Renard, in New York. Alas, the hens wind up in lost mail, and when they can't find Philippe in the phone book, they think perhaps they should translate his name: Phil Fox. They find Phil Fox, but he's a downtrodden fox living in the Bronx, though he's not so low that he can't envision Colette, Poulette, and Fifi as meals. But while he plans the hens as breakfast, lunch, and dinner, they act like makeover mavens from the Style Channel, giving him massages and manicures, redecorating the apartment, and fixing gourmet canapes. No, he can't eat the birds, and insists they must spend Christmas together; they demure, informing Phil that their holiday is Hanukkah. The 12 days of Christmas and the 8 nights of Hanukkah get an interfaith, interspecies celebration in a story that is so much fun, it's hard to imagine an artist milking more laughs from it than Egielski. Phil Fox's transformation from loser to a sophisticate who seems born to wear a smoking jacket is cleverly juxtaposed by the details in the room's decor--the ceiling-to-floor pipe, now painted salmon, blends beautifully into the walls. Something really fresh for the holiday season. --Ilene Cooper Copyright 2005 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Take The 12 Days of Christmas, add a soup?on of French sophistication and a whiff of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, and you've got this clever holiday farce. When three French hens sent from Paris as a gift to Philippe Renard instead wind up on the doorstep of Phil Fox in the Bronx, the fun begins. Down-on-his-luck Phil is ready to get the rotisserie roaster rolling for Poulette, Fifi and Colette until the couture-clad trio shows him an abundance of spirit (even though they are kosher hens who celebrate Hanukkah!). Egielski (Hey, Al) goes to the limit with humorous detail, right down to scented candles in the bathroom and the gals' bright, stylish footwear. Ages 4-8. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Hens -- Juvenile fiction.
Foxes -- Juvenile fiction.
Christmas stories.
Hens -- Fiction.
Foxes -- Fiction.
Christmas -- Fiction.
Bronx (New York, N.Y.) -- Juvenile fiction.
Bronx (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Hyperion Books for Children,2005
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Egielski, Richard.
Audience 4-8.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
ISBN 0786851678
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