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If you like adventures, you
will love Jan Brettís story of a hen named Daisy who wakes up to find the
basket in which she has fallen asleep floating down the Li River.
She meets several animals that are new to her and an enterprising fisherman
during her voyage. Will Daisy every get back home? Will she
ever see her owner Mei Mei again? Brettís illustrations of Chinaís
mountains and landscape, and her use of borders, form a captivating and
appealing book. Read Daisy Comes Home to share a brave little henís
adventures and to see the Li River and Chinaís countryside beautifully
depicted. (Susan Cassels, South
Carolina Book Awards, 2006)
Mei-Mei has the six happiest
hens in all of China or so she thinks. Daisy the smallest is continually
picked on. She is knocked off the perch by the other hens every night
when she goes to roost. One night Daisy had had enough and decided
to sleep somewhere else. She finds a basket and falls asleep.
It had rained all day and that night Daisyís basket floated away when the
river rose. Daisy travels down the river where she encounters and
saves herself from a barking dog, a water buffalo and a pack of monkeys.
Only to find herself caught by a fisherman who decides to sell her at the
market. Mei Mei is heartbroken when she discovers Daisy missing.
She takes her eggs to market and a friend tells her that a fisherman has
one of her baskets. Mei Mei discovers he has Daisy. He refuses
to give Daisy to Mei Mei but when Mei Mei calls to Daisy she escapes and
they run home. That night Daisy stands up for herself and is allowed
to roost on the perch. (Patty Shingleton, Hazard, KY)