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The name of my book is Good-bye Chicken Little and was written by Betsy Byars Betsy Byars has written over fifty books for young people Her first book was published in 1962 and since then she has published regularly She also won the Newbery Medal in 1971 and the American Book Award in 1981 Good-bye Chicken Little is a book written for younger readers which I consider to be an adventurous book Good-bye Chicken Little takes place in Morgantown West Virginia The story is written from a modern-day viewpoint Jimmie Little the main character is a typical young boy who enjoys spending time with his friend Conrad Mrs Little Jimmies mom is a widow woman who has two children Jimmie and Cassie Both of these characters are very effective characters all throughout the novel Jimmie and Mrs Little are both very likeable characters Jimmie Little is scard of life Ever since his fathers death the world has seemed so unpredictable that Jimmie nicknamed himself Chicken Little Good-bye Chicken Little is a perceptive exploration of Jimmies reaction to his Uncle Petes death which takes place at the beginning of the novel Jimmies uncle is well known for his jokes and pranks On a cold wintry day while visiting the bar Pete while drunk was dared to walk across the river which ran through town As usual Pete accepted the dare and wasnt fortunate enough to make it across without falling in and being killed Because Jimmie was at the river side when Uncle Pete began to cross the river and did nothing more than he did to stop him he feels worse than ever This terrible feeling of guilt Jimmie has last only until a special party with his relative which provides him with the understanding to face life no matter what happens instead of running away The novel is fast-moving and does a good job of holding your attention until the end The climax
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