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Ruler of the Courtyard

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Is it just Saba, or do chickens scare everyone? The chickens in her yard are especially mean, chasing her and pecking at her toes. But when she sees a snake in the bathhouse, Saba realizes that chickens aren't her only problem. She has to act fast to protect herself and her nani, her grandma, from the snake. Can she conquer the chickens and the snake to become the Ruler of ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 24th 2003 by Viking Juvenile
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Feb 19, 2017 rated it liked it
Overcoming Saba the chicken to walk free in the courtyard.
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Sep 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
Ruler of the Courtyard is about a young girl, Saba, who lives on a farm and is afraid of chickens and of snakes. When Saba finds a snake, she must face her fear of snakes and trap it all by herself and once she does she finds the courage to face her other fear: chickens. I think this book definitely has the ability to inspire kids to be brave and face their fears of any sort. When Saba learns that the snake is actually a rope, she is inspired to face her fear of chickens because she realizes tha ...more
Cara Byrne
Jul 18, 2016 rated it liked it
A picture book about overcoming fear. These are not my favorite illustrations by R. Gregory Christie - though, I do love how he illustrates the snake.
Katie Fitzgerald
Read at story time at the National Geographic Museum in Washington DC in July 2012.
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A young girl who is afraid to cross the courtyard because of her fear of chickens, has to face her fears when she encounters a "snake" in the bathhouse.
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