The Power of One meets Cheaper by the Dozen in this hilarious, heart-breaking memoir by Robyn Scott. When Robyn was seven, her New Zealand hippie parents moved her and her brother and sister to live in rural Botswana, where her father took a job as a bush doctor. He flew a small engine plane three days a week to different far-flung clinics where he would see more than 100 patients a day, and treat everything from pnemonia (real) to witch doctorâ€™s curses (fake) and soon, the terrifying symptoms of AIDS. Robynâ€™s mother was into holistic food, medicine and home schooling, and her wacky lessons were like nothing youâ€™ve ever seen in OR outside a classroom. Robyn and her sibs grew up swimming with crocodiles, taming house snakes, and riding bareback on half-broken horses. But they all managed to make it to adulthood with their limbs intact. This well-written and rollicking memoir may be just the ticket next time youâ€™re feeling a little bored with your suburban existence. I guarantee you’ll get at least ten giggles and ten lumps in your throat from reading Twenty Chickens!
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I finished reading Twenty Chickens for a Saddle today and loved it. I was in S. Africa this year and thought it was soooooo beautiful. Zimbabwe and Chobe Game Reserve were among my favorite places. It was such a contrast crossing the border from Zimbabwe over to Botswana, but loved both places especially the people.
Please write another book soon.