Saturday, 4 April 2015

Recent Reads - The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly

Here is another of my recent reads to share. I would say a very inspirational and easy to read book - The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly by Sun-Mi Hwang.



This fable is about the hen named Sprout, who no longer wanted to lay eggs on command only to have them carted of to the market. She glimpses the world from the chicken coop and sees that there are other animal who roam free. This is amazing story about dedication to a dream,  acceptance of what ever come towards you and making the most of it, friendship, loyalty and the end to it all. 

I really liked the story line and the fact that the author didn't exaggerate hen's abilities or intelligence. This makes the fable liveable and relevant.

I don't want to tell you a full story line. It is a very short book, but I believe everyone will find something to reflect from it.


Here are some quotes from the book:

"If I can't lay an egg, what's the point of my life?"
The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly by Sun-MI Hwang

"Life wasn't like a sprout's, but still the name made her feel good. It was her secret. Ever since she'd named herself, she'd gotten into the habit of noting the events occurring outside the coop."
The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly by Sun-MI Hwang

"He's leaving! She'd always known this day would come. But she hadn't had enough time to talk to him or give him a proper good-bye"
The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly by Sun-MI Hwang


Have you discovered it yet?
Marija

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