In this delightful illustrated book, actress and filmmaker Isabella Rossellini shares her newfound passion for raising chickens. When a cardboard carton dotted with airholes arrived at her door, Rossellini expected to welcome 38 yellow chicks to her Long Island farm. Much to her surprise, her newly hatched brood included a diverse mix of heritage breeds--a discovery that prompted further research into the traits, behavior, and history of each one. Perfectly capturing the fine-feathered glory and surprising intelligence of these spirited backyard birds, My Chickens and I pairs Patrice Casanova's photographs with Rossellini's wry observations, fun facts, and hand-drawn illustrations.
Isabella Rossellini is an actress, filmmaker, and philanthropist known for her roles in such films as David Lynch s Blue Velvet and Wild at Heart, Campbell Scott and Stanley Tucci s Big Night, and Peter Weir s Fearless. Isabella is also the author and director of the book and short film series Green Porno. She lives on Long Island. Patrice Casanova is a French-born portrait photographer whose past subjects have included Jessica Lange, Brooke Shields, Patti Hansen, and others. He lives on Long Island.