Mr Chicken Goes to Mars
Mr Chicken’s most ambitious journey yet will take him to the outer reaches of the known universe!
Mr Chicken has captured the imagination of children everywhere with his hilarious adventures and zest for life. His curiosity about people and places has led him to adventures around the world. He’s been to Paris, London, Rome and all over Australia, but one day, while studying the planets through his telescope, he realises that he has never been to outer space. Never one to wait around, Mr Chicken blasts off immediately.
Mr Chicken’s most ambitious journey yet will take him to the outer reaches of the known universe. On the way he’ll meet astronauts in a space station, Martians heading for Earth, and survive being sucked into a black hole and showered by meteors.
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Leigh Hobbs is a star in Australian children’s publishing. He has won every major Australian children’s choice award there is, was the Australian Children’s Laureate for two years, and in 2019 was one of five Australian Legends of Children’s Literature featured by Australia Post on a stamp. He is best-known for his children’s books featuring Old Tom, Horrible Harriet, Mr Badger, Fiona the Pig, the Freaks of 4F and Mr Chicken, many of which have been adapted for screen or stage. Meet Leigh and his favourite characters here:
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