The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly - Sun-mi Hwang
Author: Sun-mi Hwang, Kin Chi-Young (translator), Nomoco (illustrator)
Challenges: I Love Libraries
Genre: Fiction, Fantasy
Description: No longer content to lay eggs on command only to have them carted off to the market, a hen glimpses her future every morning through the barn doors, where the other animals roam free, and comes up with a plan to escape into the wild-- and to hatch an egg of her own. (via Surrey Libraries)
Thoughts: I wasn't exactly enamoured with the book and had a bit of difficulty getting through the book. It's not that I don't enjoy reading fables, its just that the meaning is sometimes lost on me and that I have a tendency for me to possibly to read too much into a story, which I possibly did in this instance.
What I did like was that it was short and was a fairly quick read. I wasn't particularly moved by the story and it felt like the language was stilted at times.
Bottom line: If you enjoy reading fables, you may enjoy reading the book, but if you aren't a big fan of the genre, I would probably skip it. Recommended, but it is skippable.
Pages for 2014: 7712