Chicken Boy
Chicken Boy
Chicken Boy
Frances O'Roark Dowell
Tobin Mccauley's got a near-certifiable grandmother, a pack of juvenile-delinquent siblings, and a dad who's not going to win father of the year any time soon. To top it off, Tobin's only friend truly believes that the study of chickens will reveal...the meaning of life? Getting through seventh grade isn't easy for anyone, son, but when the first day of school starts out with your granny's arrest, you know you've got real problems. Throw on five-day suspension (for defending your English teacher's honor), a chicken that lays green eggs, and a family feud that's tearing everyone to pieces, and you're in for one heck of a ride. With her remarkable ability to create characters you wish could be part of your life forever, Frances O'Roark Dowell introduces Tobin McCauley, Chicken Boy.

Book Details


  • Fiction
  • Juvenile Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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In the book, Chicken Boy, Tobin McCauley has a rough life. His mother has been dead for some time now. Her departing made the family fall apart. His brothers and sister are all trouble makers, giving him a bad reputation. His father couldn't care less about whether or not he fails school, or even if he has food. Tobin's grandmother seems to be the only stable thing in his life. Then Tobin meets Henry, an eccentric kid, who thinks chickens can solve all of the problems of the world.

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