Chicken Little Investigates (Science Folktales) by Lois Wickstrom

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Chicken Little Investigates (Science Folktales) by Lois Wickstrom
Genre – Kids, Family
Page Count – 32
Cover Designer – Ada Konewki

When Chicken Little gets on the head, she thinks the sky is falling until she sees the acorn. With the help of her friend, Henny Penny, Chicken Little does experiments and learns about the power of gravity. On the way to tell the king of this new scientific discovery, they are captured by a sly fox and need to outsmart him before they become his dinner.


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Lois is a former high school chemistry teacher and former head science teacher at Science in the City Summer Camp in Philadelphia. She has also been an adjunct science teacher at University of South Florida. Since retiring, she continues to take science classes. Her class in Forensic Biology led to Little Red, The Detective, in which Red is studying fingerprint identification, so she can tell that “Grandma” isn’t who she says she is.

Lois has taken so many science classes that she believes science is the solution to almost every problem, including the dilemmas in fairy tales. She has invented what she calls Science Folktales. In each science-based tale, the protagonist achieves a better ending than the original because of learning scientific principles. She has turned some of these tales into plays.

She has also created a series of Mermaid Science stories, which make use of water science.

Lois is married to the love of her life. She has two children, four grandchildren and a dog.

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