Author Bernadette Sampson Continues Henrietta’s Journey in New Book

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‘Henrietta the Singing Hen: Part 2’ follows one hen’s adventures as she tries to escape her enemy’s clutches.

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Author Bernadette Sampson once owned a snow white hen which disappeared in the night. She and her mother believed that the fox ate her. Drawing inspiration from this, she weaves a captivating story about Henrietta the hen. In “Henrietta the Singing Hen: Part 2” (published by Xlibris UK), she continues the adventures of her adorable character.

This book reveals the second part of Henrietta’s journey where she is kindly taken in by a lovely housewife after having injured her leg while trying to fly away from Nashers the fox. However, this is about to change when the housewife’s husband comes home and finds Henrietta enjoying the luxuries of their country house. He throws her into the chicken coop. There she meets Freda the hen who starts to bully her. Luckily for Henrietta, she meets like-minded hens who are also into music and they start a band. But then Nashers and his gang catch up with Henrietta and he is determined that this time Henrietta will be his main course. He will not let her sing for her supper either. How will Henrietta get away from danger and keep the other hens safe?

In her world where bullying is prevalent and survival is a necessity, Henrietta is determined to achieve her ambition of forming a band regardless of who believes in her. This fascinating character teaches young readers about the importance of courage and perseverance.

“It will appeal to children from four to six years of age,” Sampson says. “The illustrations are really good and colorful and the story will appeal to readers because it is humorous and has a theme running through it – that Henrietta can conquer her dreams if she believes in herself.”

“Henrietta the Singing Hen: Part 2”
By Bernadette Sampson
Softcover | 8.5x8.5in | 36 pages | ISBN 9781499095838
E-Book | 36 pages | ISBN 9781499095845
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Bernadette Sampson grew up on a farm in Ireland at the foot of the Galtee Mountains, an idyllic setting. She studied drama for over two years after she left school and travelled the length and breadth of the country, performing plays to primary and secondary schools – everything from Brian Friel’s ‘Philadelphia Here I Come’ to Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet.’ In her late 20s, she did a media course and part of that course was journalism and creative writing. For over a decade, she has been working with the television company RTE in Ireland in both reception and hospitality. They allowed her to take two years’ leave to study holistic therapies which she loves. At present she writes children’s stories part-time, studies and works full-time.

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