Adorable New Xulon Book For Children Explores The Fascinating World Of Raising Chickens From Chick Into Adulthood

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Jackie Thelen pens first book in exciting series for children – provides real life learning – a fascinating book detailing the life of a chicken

Peep Lydia's Chicken

The reader will enjoy and get an understanding of the care of chickens, and have a perspective on how to grow their own food

Within the pages of Jackie Thelen’s new book, Peep - Lydia's Chicken, ($9.99, paperback, 9781498447539; $7.99, e-book, 9781498447546) young readers will enjoy a true, real life story about “Peep,” a chicken being raised by a young girl named Lydia. Readers will learn firsthand about all the good things that go into raising healthy chickens – from birth through adulthood, to the benefits of providing fresh eggs. The young and the young at heart will truly enjoy this book that is cleverly written from the viewpoint of “Peep” who narrates his daily happenings.

Peep - Lydia's Chicken is the first installment in an outstanding series of children’s first-hand experience books. Created with simply explained text and full-color photographs, the reader and listener get a glimpse into the life of Peep. With all the press today about homegrown foods, gardening, and raising chickens on small properties, the author stepped in at the right time with an informative book to support these growing and popular trends.

“The reader will enjoy and get an understanding of the care of chickens, and have a perspective on how to grow their own food,” states the author.

Jackie Thelen, author and photographer, is the wife of thirty years to Roger, and mom of six children.
Having been a farmer's wife for 3 decades, Jackie Thelen has helped with many facets of growing food from milking cows, raising chickens, feeding calves, baling hay, hours and hours of tractor riding, accepting the role of "go for" errand person, and learning the “ins and outs” of farming from discussions at the family meal table. She and her husband put their hands to a lot of learning experiences with their children, which in turn increased their abilities to provide good things for their family. Jackie has always loved children’s books, and delights in sharing them with her children and grandchildren. She proudly dedicates this special book to her grandchildren, James and Charlotte, and her three adopted grandchildren: Eliyah, Zechariah, and Hezekiah.

Xulon Press, a division of Salem Media Group, is the world’s largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 15,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order Peep - Lydia's Chicken through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through,, and

Media Contact: Jackie Thelen
Email: wisdomacres(at)cfaith(dot)com

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