Gladys the Magic Chicken: 03/16/22
Gladys the Magic Chicken by Adam Rubin and Adam Rex (Illustrations) is the tale of a hen who travels the world, driven by her reputation for being magical.
Her adventure begins with a wish by a lonely shepherd. He wishes to be beautiful and eventually he is. But when you have no sense of time due to self isolation, it's easy to see the magic in change.
Gladys's adventures are set in ancient times. Adam Rex's illustrations evoke a Sumerian feel but the specifics are never stated in story.
Mostly though it's about one hen living her best life, driving by her reputation. It's a bit like the wear the clothes for the job you want. Whether or not Gladys is magical at the start is immaterial. She helps people realize their dreams.