To deal with his grief after the death of his grandmother who raised him, a socially awkward teenager raises some baby chicks without realizing they hold the key to preserving his garden home from the greatest enemy of all—The Absence of Love.

Our working cover uses many natural elements and neutral colors. Our working title is still being debated by the editing staff—Gracie and the other chickens. For the working cover, Gracie feels most comfortable with the colors of eggs and straw.


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J.R. Spiers writes and illustrates magical realism books based on the adventures of his six backyard chickens. Gracie, Bessie, Blanche, Pearl, Emily, and Amelia truly are the most amazing chickens in the world!

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