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Carnegie Medal

Children's Laureate 2001-2003

Carnegie Medal 1989, 1992

Whitbread Award 1993, 1996

Guardian Fiction Award 1990


The cover of 'The chicken gave it to me'

Gemma doesn't believe a chicken could have written a book - chickens can't even read!

But here in front of them is The True Story of Harrowing Farm, and its scratch pages definitely look, well, chickeny.

It is an epic tale of cruelty and bravery, the story of a chicken who flies frillions of miles, reaching the hights of intergalactic superstardom, to try to save us humans ...

"a clever and biting social fable ... wit and brilliance sparkle on every page."

Junior Bookshelf

"a terrific little book..."

Joanna Lumley

The chicken gave it to me is a book for children in the middle age range; it was first published in 1992, and reissued by Egmont in a new edition on 1 September 2002.

The Chicken Gave it to Me - audio edition

The chicken gave it to me is available in paperback from Amazon, or from any bookshop or library (ISBN: 978-1-4052-3321-7).

It is available as an unabridged audio book, read by Richard Mitchley (ISBN: 978-0-7451-2437-7) as an audio download from Amazon /

Also available as a Kindle eBook.

Anne has also turned this story into a play, under the title Celebrity Chicken, published by Longman. This is now out of print.