Kelly Jones - Are You Ready to Hatch an Unusual Chicken?

Join us for the launch party for the laugh-out-loud sequel to Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer featuring EVEN MORE MAGIC CHICKENS!

Twelve-year-old Sophie Brown is finally settling into her new home and her new role as keeper of some highly unusual chickens--chickens with secret superpowers!

But the arrival of two new magical chickens for her flock and some unusual eggs to be incubated and hatched (what will their superpowers be?), plus an impending inspection from the Unusual Poultry Committee (who even knew this existed?) has Sophie feeling pretty stressed out. Her older cousin, Lupe, is coming to stay with her family, which is great--but will Lupe like chickens too? And on top of it all, Sophie's first day at her new school is rapidly approaching!

In this wildly funny and quirky novel told in letters and lists and quizzes, Sophie learns that even an exceptional poultry farmer can use some help.

Kelly Jones has been a librarian and a bookseller and is a raiser of (much-loved but fairly ordinary) chickens. She is now a novelist and the author of Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer and Murder, Magic, and What We Wore. You can find her at her website:, or on Twitter and Instagram: @curiosityjones.


Love Unusual Chickens? Want to share that love with a classroom full of eager readers? Buy a copy of the first or second book from Third Place Books online or at the event, and we will donate it to a Puget Sound-area classroom or school library! You'll even receive 20% off of the book(s) to be donated! 

If you are ordering online, please select pick up at store with Lake Forest Park as the pick-up location and include a comment that says "for Kelly Jones school donation." Know, too, that our internet orders team will apply the 20% discount manually after you place your order.