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The Secret Hen House Theatre by Helen Peters

The Secret Hen House Theatre

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Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2013

Since the death of her mother, Hannah's family life has been a bit chaotic. Her father works all day on their dilapidated farm, and the four children are pretty much left to themselves. One day, Hannah finds a ramshackle old hen house in a forgotten corner of the farm and decides to turn it into a secret theatre. But then the farm is threatened with demolition. Hannah hatches a bold plan to save it. Who can she trust? And what will happen when her dad finds out?


The Secret Hen House Theatre by Helen Peters

About the Author

Helen Peters

Helen Peters grew up on an old-fashioned farm in Sussex, surrounded by family, animals and mud. She spent most of her childhood reading stories and putting on plays in a tumbledown shed that she and her friends turned into a theatre. After university, she became an English and Drama teacher. Helen lives with her husband and children in London, and she can hardly believe that she now gets to call herself a writer.

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Publication date

5th April 2012


Helen Peters

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Nosy Crow Ltd


320 pages
Interest Age: From 10 years


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General fiction (Children's / Teenage)



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