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Kung Pow Chicken #1: Let’s Get Cracking!

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Kung Pow Chicken is the superhero everyone has been waiting for! 

This series is part of Scholastic’s early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!

In this exciting full-color series, Gordon Blue transforms into Kung Pow Chicken, an avian superhero who fights crime in the city of Fowladelphia.
The first book in the series kicks off when Gordon’s birdy senses lead him to a festival. Suddenly, POOF! Feathers fill the air and shivering naked chickens are everywhere. Why have all these chickens lost their feathers? Forced to wear wooly sweaters, the city itches for a hero. Kung Pow Chicken hops into his Beakmobile to save the day!

cover art: Cyndi Marko
cover design: Liz Herzog

“…Marko’s debut is a perfectly puntastic page-turner. Hybrids of comics and traditional pictures, the goofy all-color illustrations propel the fast-moving, high-interest story.
“Ham and eggs!”—you don’t want to miss this!” Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)

“Newcomer Marko dives headlong into superhero comedy in this hilarious kickoff to the Kung Pow Chicken series … Puns, one-liners, and goofy superpowered action are in abundant supply … Just the thing for beginning readers eying the Captain Underpants shelf.” —Publishers Weekly