Title: Chicken Sunday
Author: Patricia Polacco
Stewart, Winston, and their new adopted Russian-American sister pool their money to buy their gramma, Miss Eula, an Easter bonnet, but they come up short and must think of an innovative way to earn the money.
Lexile Level: 650
Guided Reading Level: N
More than anything in the world, the children want to buy that special Easter bonnet in Mr. Kodinski’s shop window for their Miss Eula. She is always so good to them, and how they love to hear her sing — her voice is like slow thunder and sweet rain. But the hat costs money, and the children do not have enough.
Then one day, when they are mistakenly accused of throwing eggs at the shopkeeper’s window, they discover just the right way to prove their innocence — and earn money for the hat at the same time.
With her characteristic full, vibrant colors and rich, folk-art style, author-artist Patricia Polacco once again reaches into her childhood and weaves a lasting story of acceptance, trust, and love.