List Price: $17.99
Save: $4.01 (22%)
FREE Shipping on your first order. Details
Arrives: Thursday, July 23
Fastest delivery: Tuesday, July 21 Details
In Stock.
Your transaction is secure
We work hard to protect your security and privacy. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Learn more
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
& FREE Shipping
Used: Good | Details
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.

Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 5 images

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.


Preaching to the Chickens: The Story of Young John Lewis Hardcover – October 11, 2016

4.9 out of 5 stars 40 ratings

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Hardcover
$13.98
$12.08 $7.77

Amazon Book Review | Discover your next great read
click to open popover

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
    Apple
  • Android
    Android
  • Windows Phone
    Windows Phone
  • Click here to download from Amazon appstore
    Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

kcpAppSendButton

Frequently bought together

  • Preaching to the Chickens: The Story of Young John Lewis
  • +
  • The Day You Begin
  • +
  • We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga
Total price: $38.05
Buy the selected items together

Special offers and product promotions

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Gr 2–5—Luminous artwork and stirring text shed light on the childhood of one of America's most respected civil rights leaders. Young John Lewis found his calling early in life, tenderly caring for the many chickens on the family farm and emulating his church's ministers by preaching to the attentive hens: "'Blessed are the peacemakers,' he'd say when [the chickens] fought over their morning meal. 'Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,' he would tell a hen who didn't want to share, 'for they shall be satisfied.'" The future Freedom Rider and U.S. congressman would even baptize newly hatched chicks. When a local businessman stopped by the farm to make a trade for one of Lewis's hens, the bighearted boy sagely figured out a way to make a transaction without handing over one of his beloved chickens. Lewis's strong faith and his deep connection to his family and community shine through in Asim's straightforward text and illustrator E.B. Lewis's full-page, light-dappled watercolors. An author's note briefly discusses Lewis's leadership in the March on Washington and other key events of the civil rights movement and explains that Asim based the story on Lewis's own recollections. VERDICT A quietly powerful and joyful look at the childhood of a living legend and a superb introduction to studying heroes of the civil rights era.—Kiera Parrott, School Library Journal

Review

“The poignant, observant watercolors . . . are bathed in subtly changing light, making homespun scenes of country life seem celestial and exalted.”The New York Times Book Review

*
“A glimpse into the childhood whimsy of an important African-American congressman who has become famous for his words. . . . Illustrator Lewis' signature watercolors paint a lively picture of John Lewis' life growing up on a farm with a close and hardworking Christian family. The liveliness of the chickens as well as John's concern and care for them shine in the light-dappled images. Given the seriousness of what Lewis faced on the march from Selma to Montgomery and the gravity of the issues he has dealt with throughout his career, this joy-inducing back story reveals an entertaining facet to the congressman's life that young readers will appreciate. After absorbing this must-read bit of personal history about John Lewis, young readers will never see this serious-faced congressman in quite the same way.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

* “E.B. Lewis stages the scenes under the bright springtime light of Alabama mornings, giving a full sense of John Lewis’s world, from the dusty henhouse to the sturdy wooden pews of his family’s church, while always emphasizing the tender care he devoted to the chickens. It’s a moving portrait of the power of small actions and ‘learn[ing] to speak up for those who can’t speak for themselves.’”Publishers Weekly, starred review

* “Luminous artwork and stirring text shed light on the childhood of one of America’s most respected civil rights leaders. . . . Lewis’s strong faith and his deep connection to his family and community shine through in Asim’s straightforward text and illustrator E.B. Lewis’s full-page, light-dappled watercolors. An author’s note briefly discusses Lewis’s leadership in the March on Washington and other key events of the civil rights movement and explains that Asim based the story on Lewis’s own recollections. A quietly powerful and joyful look at the childhood of a living legend and a superb introduction to studying heroes of the civil rights era.”School Library Journal, starred review

“Asim and Lewis’ words and images convey their respect and admiration for John Lewis, and readers will feel the same way. A tender narrative, paired with watercolors filled with light and movement, captures the heat of a Georgia day and the unmistakable bond John formed with his feathery followers. Young readers will appreciate the gentle messages about the importance of hard work, persistence, and patience that lay the foundations for John Lewis’ activism as an adult, which is detailed in a final author’s note.”Booklist

Bucolic-looking watercolor and gouache landscapes take modern readers back to a time when the entire Lewis family was busy on the farm from dawn to dusk. . . . A fine introduction to the life of an American icon.”The Horn Book

Product details

Customer reviews

4.9 out of 5 stars
4.9 out of 5
40 customer ratings
5 star
91%
4 star
4%
3 star
5%
2 star 0% (0%) 0%
1 star 0% (0%) 0%
How does Amazon calculate star ratings?
Reviewed in the United States on January 29, 2017
Verified Purchase
4 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on July 7, 2020
Verified Purchase
Reviewed in the United States on January 25, 2018
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on March 21, 2020
Verified Purchase
Reviewed in the United States on April 13, 2018
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on December 8, 2016
Verified Purchase
3 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on May 7, 2018
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on February 4, 2017
Verified Purchase
4 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Pages with related products. See and discover other items: children's picture books history, picture book biographies