Once Upon A Flock Blog Tour and Review




I have long been an avid follower of Lauren Scheuer both on Facebook at Scratch and Peck and her Blog, so when I heard she was writing a book, I couldn't have been more excited for her.  I have lived the adventures of Lauren's flock and dog Marky vicariously through Facebook and her blog and could not wait to read a full-length book devoted to her chickens!  

So when Lauren asked if I would be interested in receiving a copy of her book Once Upon a Flock to review and also to be included in her book blog tour, of course I agreed.  Lauren and I kept in touch all last year,  and it was so exciting to follow her progress and feel a part of the whole process.  She even was so kind as to draw our indoor/outdoor barn kitty, Linus, with our Buff, Grace, as a thank you for being involved in the launch of her book!  You all may know them from my Facebook page and blog.  

Anyway back to the book. My review copy of Once Upon a Flock arrived several weeks ago, in advance if its 'official' launch this week, and I eagerly devoured it in three sittings. I literally had to put it down and walk away, wanting to savor the story and not rush through it.  I only managed to make it last three nights -  it was very, very difficult to stop reading.   

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~photo courtesy Lauren Scheuer via Facebook~

I had very high hopes for this book and was not disappointed in any way whatsoever. I think I have read every chicken 'memoir' on the market and I can honestly say that Lauren's ranks right up there with my favorites.  Not only her tender and affectionate way with her chickens and her skill in describing each of their unique personalities, but her endearing drawings interspersed throughout the book make this, in my opinion, required reading for every chicken keeper.

Not a childrens' book, but certainly a book that children would thoroughly enjoy reading, or having read to them, Lauren has managed to capture the true essence of being a backyard chicken keeper and what that entails. How these small, curious, precious creatures completely and totally capture our hearts and minds, invading our every waking moment at times, is something that Lauren perfectly portrays in Once Upon a Flock.




~photo courtesy Lauren Scheuer at www.scratchandpeck.blogspot.com~
Visit the other stops along the Once Upon a Flock Blog Tour to read some more great reviews!

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107 comments:

  1. The book sounds wonderful! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  2. I liked both of you on Facebook, and I follow you on GFC. Thanks for this great giveaway!

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  3. Sonds like a wonderful book, would love to win it!
    Nancy @ On The Home Front

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  4. I look forward to reading it! -Jessica at Cottage Farm

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  5. I look forward to reading it! -Jessica at Cottage Farm

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  6. I would love to win a copy!!

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  7. I would love to win this! I followed pages and blog.

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  8. I would love this book or will go buy it. Looks so great!!

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  9. Oh this book looks so neat! I would love to win it!

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  10. Your review was so compelling, I've got to read the book!

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  11. I did all of the above. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  12. Hi from the UK! I've only just stumbled across Lauren's FB page thanks to you. Great review, I'd be thrilled to own a copy!
    Karen

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  13. Oops! Just realised the giveaway is for US addresses only! Oh well, thanks for pointing me in the direction of Lauren's page. Lauren has left many lovely comments for me on my blog regarding rescue hens that I've rehomed from cage farms and looked after and I'm pleased to be in touch with her.
    Karen

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    1. Keep an eye out for it to be published in the UK maybe one day - or you could maybe win a Kindle edition ? Let me check with Lauren on that.

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  14. Sounds like my kinda book! How great!

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  15. Awesome, Lisa. I would love to read this and appreciate your providing an opportunity to win it.

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  16. The book looks lovely! Thanks for introducing us to another great blogger!

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  17. Looks like a great book! Looking forward to reading it, thanks for the opportunity to win it.

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  18. I didn't click on one of the links to the right to follow your blog because I already follow it through my google reader (I'll soon be changing to bloglovin)

    Thanks for the chance to win this book. So eager to read it!!

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  19. Look like a really cute book!

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  20. I can't wait to read it! I'm a big fan of all of you on the book blog tour...you've been my chicken and duck inspiration and I'm so glad to be "one of you" now! I can't imagine not having my little feathered kids. :D

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  21. This looks like a really good book!

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  22. I would love this book for mysself and my friend who has pet chickens!

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  23. Good morning Lisa... Sounds like a very interesting book.. be a great thing to win .. thanks for the give away.. Luv you Blog

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  24. You are liked and followed. I will own the book whether I win it or not and will buy extras to share. The entire world needs to know the wonders of chickens. Thanks for spreading the joy.

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  25. Oh My Goodness, so adorable!

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  26. I already Like you on Facebook, I Liked scratch and Peck this morning. I've also added the giveaway link to your page on:

    Pinterest:
    http://pinterest.com/pin/64035625924214811/

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    Twitter
    https://twitter.com/ArtfulLife

    Thanks for the chance to win this great book.

    Kindy,
    Dawn Fowler

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  27. This book sounds great! I hope I win!

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  28. I would love to win this book. I have been keeping chickens for years and I love these sites.

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  29. This book looks like a must-read. I'd love to have it in my collection.

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  30. I would love to have a copy. If I don't win, I will order it for sure.

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  31. I would love to win a copy! Thanks for the fun contest.

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  32. I'm in love with your blog and I would absolutely LOVE to have this book! This is my first year raising chickens and I love to hear other's stories and adventures with their flock. I can't wait to hear the results of this giveaway!!!

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  33. Sounds like fun!! Love other "crazy kindred spirit" chicken lovers!!!!

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  34. What a wonderful looking book!!! Thank you to Lauren and to you, Lisa, for giving us the opportunity to win a copy!

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  35. I would love to win a copy of this book! Thank you:)

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  36. I'd love to win this book. What cute little drawings, AND I found a new chicken blog to boot. Yay!!

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  37. I look forward to all the updates and, by the powers that be, hopefully a copy of Lauren's book. Wish me cluck! ~:>

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  38. I've been enjoying your blog and picture stream on Facebook for awhile. Your lovely chickens always brighten my day!

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  39. The drawing of your hen and cat are precious. Lauren is really talented, hope I get a chance at the book! for what it's worth

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  40. Thanks for a great blog! I can't wait to read her book.

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  41. Great giveaway. I just love that picture of the girls reading.

    ~Ann

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  42. Thank you for the opportunity to win this book. Liked and Following
    ~Kelly

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  43. I would read this to my ladies! I think they would enjoy such a lovely story!

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  44. Looks like a good read, Pick me!!

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  45. Yes!! I need another chicken book, just like I NEED MORE CHICKENS!!! :)

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  46. cant wait to read it! though I'll have to do it in secret, my chickens are going to be jealous and want a book about them!

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  47. Sounds good would love this book

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  48. Always excited for a chance to add to my chicken library!

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  49. I don't have a children's chicken book and would love to win this one!

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  50. We have chickens and I want to read this!!! Thanks for sharing and I am following all PLUS you on InstaGram now too. :-)

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  51. would love to win this book - i so love my chicks

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  52. Done, done, done and done. :) My husband and sons are building me a coop and I am so excited to have my very first chickens. A little intimidated, but excited.

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  53. This book looks so wonderful! I would love to win it!!

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  54. I liked both. I would love a chance to win this book to read.
    Thanks Nikki Ace

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  55. Sounds like a fun book! Can't wait to read it.

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  56. As a beginning chicken keeper it would be a great win for me!

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  57. I would love this book for me and my future Poultry Farmer, Julian (who's my 5 year old Grandson, & is crazy about chickens as much as I am)! Theresa/Sunnydale Farm

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  58. My family recently moved and we're excited to build our little farm... I would love to read & share this book with my children :)

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  59. We are getting our first babies this spring! Would love a copy!

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  60. I would love to win this book and sit and read it to my 4 yo grandson and 1 year old grand daughter. I already liked your page and follow both you and scratch and Peck

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  61. All done! Thanks for the chance to win this book!
    globevalley@yahoo .com

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  62. I would LOVE to win this book, my granddaughter loves when I read to her and teaching her about chickens would be wonderful addition to our books. Love it. queenb@epix.net

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    1. Congratulations Joyce ! You are the winner! Email me your mailing address to: fresheggsdaily@gmail.com

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  63. I LOVE the photo of the trio reading & reminiscing!

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  64. Looks like an awesome book with great illustrations!

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  65. Already a follower of Fresh Eggs Daily, and now thrilled to find Scratch and Peck!

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  66. What a cute book. Thank you for sharing with us.
    lisa(at)vetteklisa(dot)com

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  67. We're all looking forward to meeting Lauren in person on Saturday, May 18th here at the Uxbridge Free Public Library. Who knew chickens had such striking personalities?!

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    1. Small world - I grew up in MA and my uncle lives in Uxbridg!

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  68. I love this. My Grace and Linus will love having a book named after them, especially a chicken and a cat. :D

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  69. Please add my name to the drawing - I would LOVE to have this beautiful book!

    Marissa

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  70. I would love to win. I love reading about everyone's stories

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  71. I have been waiting to get this book since you first mentioned it. I love love love the illustration style

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  72. This would be a great book for our whole family to read! We immensely enjoy our own flock of chickens and their daily adventures...

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  73. I followed the above instructions, I would love to win this book, not really feeling like there is much of a chance, but hey, got my fingers crossed!!

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  74. Thank you for the opportunity!

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  75. Lauren's artwork of your Linus and Grace is delightful! I would so much enjoy this book!
    I'm not on facebook but good luck to all who enter!

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  76. What darling drawings. I am so going to have to get this book if I don't win one. Thanks for the chance.

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  77. I'm brand new to baby chicks. I just am loving watching them, only had them since Thursday, and they are amazing. I have learned a lot about chicks/ chickens. Just can't get enough info. that's how I came across this site. Would love to win the book. Thanks

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    1. Aren't they tho? Welcome and good luck with your babies! Please visit us on Facebook also at Fresh Eggs Daily.

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  78. Just love it! Is everyone geared up for Chicken Appreciation Day..and month? Thats one idea I like to promote! hahaha

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  79. What a delightful book! I, too, have chickens. Baby Lav Orps right now!
    Best wishes!

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  80. What a sweet looking book. It's amazing how creative people are and how inspiring nature is. Thanks so much for sharing at Non Fiction Book Love.

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