After seven years enslaved in a henhouse, can a beak-nosed, chicken-talking, orphan boy fly the coop, avoid a beheading and pursue his dreams? (Purchasehardcopyat: https://www.createspace.com/4176430)
Roscoe is enslaved by the preening, delusional Nasturtium, and forced to live in a chicken coop. On the bright side, he learns to run the farm single-handedly, speak Chicken, Bee and Cow, and even peck for grubs with his over-sized nose.
He also builds a roadside baked apple stand. When blustery King Curlichek drops by for a snack, he mistakes Roscoe’s innocent blink for a scandalous wink at the free-spirited Princess Maisie. The King’s outraged! Maisie’s vexed too, but for her own reasons: This was her first wink, she missed it and now it’s lost! She orders it found.
Roscoe is freed with the condition that he find the lost wink and return it to her – a welcome challenge, for he has fallen in love.
But this won’t be easy. First he’ll have to escape from slavery, elude ungrateful ogres in the Forest of Unpleasantness and, with the help of his animal friends, outwit bandits on Skunkthistle Road. All this with Nasturtium in hot pursuit. Can Roscoe avoid a beheading, return the lost wink and win the love of a princess?