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This book is not about the technical aspects of being an Exceptional DBA. There are already many good resources available on this topic. This book is a career guide that will show you, step-by-step, specifically what you can do to differentiate yourself from the crowd, so that you can be an Exceptional DBA. While I focus on how to become an Exceptional SQL Server DBA, the advice in this book applies to any DBA, no matter what database software they use. Specifically, these are the topics that are covered:

  • Why I should become an Exceptional DBA
  • Characteristics of the Exceptional DBA
  • Specialize: You can’t do it all
  • Hone your skill set
  • Is professional certification really necessary
  • Participate in the SQL Server community
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  • Manage your brand within your organization
  • Manage your online brand
  • Get an Exceptional DBA job
  • Code of conduct for Exceptional DBAs
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Once you finish this book, you will have the background you need so that you too can become an Exceptional DBA. If you are considering becoming a DBA, or are a DBA and want to be more than an average DBA, this is the book to get you started.

About the author

Brad McGehee is a MCSE+I, MCSD, and MCT (former) with a Bachelors’ degree in Economics and a Masters in Business Administration. Brad is an accomplished Microsoft SQL Server MVP with over 13 years’ SQL Server experience, and over 6 years’ training experience.

Brad is a frequent speaker at SQL PASS, SQL Connections, SQLTeach, Code Camps, SQL Server user groups, and other industry seminars, where he shares his 13 years’ cumulative knowledge. Brad was the founder of the popular community site, and operated it from 2000 through 2006, where he wrote over one million words on SQL Server topics.

A well-known name in SQL Server literature, Brad is the author or co-author of more than 12 technical books and over 100 published articles. When he is not travelling to spread his knowledge of SQL Server, Brad enjoys spending time with his wife and young daughter in Hawaii.


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DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK: Twelve-year-old Sophie Brown feels like a fish out of water when she and her parents move from Los Angeles to the farm they’ve inherited from a great-uncle. But farm life gets more interesting when a cranky chicken appears and Sophie discovers the hen can move objects with the power of her little chicken brain: jam jars, the latch to her henhouse, the entire henhouse….

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And then more of her great-uncle’s unusual chickens come home to roost. Determined, resourceful Sophie learns to care for her flock, earning money for chicken feed, collecting eggs. But when a respected local farmer tries to steal them, Sophie must find a way to keep them (and their superpowers) safe.

And then more of her great-uncle’s unusual chickens come home to roost. Determined, resourceful Sophie learns to care for her flock, earning money for chicken feed, collecting eggs. But when a respected local farmer tries to steal them, Sophie must find a way to keep them (and their superpowers) safe. But when a respected local farmer tries to steal them, Sophie must find a way to keep them (and their superpowers) safe. Told in letters to Sophie’s abuela, quizzes, a chicken-care correspondence course, to-do lists, and more, Unusual Chickens is a quirky, clucky classic in the making.-from the publisher.

Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer releases May 12 with Knopf Books for Young Readers.

MY TWO CENTS: It’s easy to love Sophie, the half-Latina main character in this middle grade novel that upgrades the “new girl in town” idea by adding cool, magical chickens and letters from the beyond. Sophie and her parents move from Los Angeles to a farm, left to them by her late Great-Uncle Jim. The farm, though, is “more like a big, boring garden. Dead-looking grapevines and blackbirds and junk piles and bugs, that’s it.” Sophie’s family is trying to start over after her dad lost his job.

My blog review: Kelly Jones' terrific Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer is described by its publisher as quirky a word that, for me, doesn't really get across the warm-heartedness of this eccentric epistolary story. Twelve-year-old Sophie Brown has, along with her parents, just moved from LA to a seemingly animal-free farm they have inherited from her Great-Uncle Jim. POULTRY FARM MANUAL Infrastructure Plan 10 SECTION - 2 INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN The demand for modern poultry infrastructure in India is fuelled by an increase in the size of the poultry farms. Previously poultry farms had production of only a few hundred birds (200-500 chickens) per cycle. However presently, poultry units with fewer than 5,000 birds.

In the novel, author Kelly Jones addresses issues such as unemployment, racism, and classism, but never in a heavy-handed way. Through her letters to her abuela, Uncle Jim, and Agnes from Redwood Farm Supply, Sophie talks about her family’s financial problems and the small town’s lack of diversity. “There aren’t any people around here–especially no brown people.” In another chapter, Sophie writes, “even though Mom was born here and speaks perfect English, she says you have to be twice as honest and neighborly when everyone assumes you’re an undocumented immigrant.” These moments, though, are not preachy. Instead, they are presented as things Sophie observes or wonders about as she navigates her bicultural reality and being the new girl–a city girl transplanted to a weed-choked farm with magical chickens.

And, for the record, the chickens are awesome. My favorite is the angry, telekinetic chicken. He’s so cute somehow even though he’s got the “if looks could kill” face all the time. Being responsible for the chickens helps Sophie to settle in and connect with her new surroundings. Caring for the chickens, and working hard to keep them safe from a thief, allows Sophie to develop her confidence.

What I really love about Sophie is that she’s a strong girl, but she’s also a quiet girl who isn’t afraid to admit when she’s sad or lonely. Being strong doesn’t always mean wielding weapons; sometimes it means going after a chicken thief or speaking in front of a crowd, even though it scares you. I think lots of middle grade readers will love this novel, which also has great illustrations, information about chickens throughout, and even a recipe for migas!

TEACHING TIPS: Language arts teachers could easily include this novel in a thematic literature circles unit with other stories about moving to new places, whether it’s to a new town or a new country.

Since Sophie writes letters throughout the novel, students could write and send personal letters to friends or family and formal business letters to local companies. In this electronic age, writing, sending, and receiving letters could be a fun activity for this generation of students, who may have seldom done this, if at all.

Asking a local farmer to visit the classroom, or taking students on a field trip, would be a wonderful experiential activity, especially for city students (like Sophie) who may have never visited a farm.

A classroom fiesta, complete with lots of eggs-based dishes and migas, using the recipe in the book, would be a wonderful and tasty way to end a unit.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Kelly Jones is a curious person, interested in chickens, magic, farm life, spies, sewing, the odd everyday bits of history, how to make sauerkraut, how to walk goats, superheroes and what makes them so super, recipes to make with a lot of eggs, anything with ghosts (particularly friendly ghosts), how to draw chickens that actually look like chickens, and any story she’s never heard before.

She’s also a writer: Her debut novel Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer, about twelve-year-old Sophie and her magical chickens, is forthcoming from Knopf Books For Young Readers in May of 2015.

Her second book, Glamour, is set in 1818, England, about sixteen-year-old Annis, who would like to become a spy like her father and who does not see why the War Office should put up such a fuss (with bonus magical dressmaking!) is forthcoming from Knopf Books for Young Readers in Spring of 2017.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUTUnusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer visit your local library or bookstore. Also, check out,, Goodreads, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble.

In my humble opinion, anyone who can write a book this good about chicken farming is a genius. And that’s exactly what Kelly Jones has done with “Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer”. I thought it was really unique how the story is told through a series of letters and magazine articles. The illustrations are adorable, and they made me grow especially attached to Henrietta the chicken, even though she’s cranky and prone to mood swings. (I never imagined writing such a thing about a chicken!)

Don’t worry! You don’t have to own chickens to fall in love with this story. But you will love it. Reading “Unusual Chickens” will be the part of your day you look forward to. It’s the perfect book to come home to after an especially long or hard day. It probably won’t take you long to read, but it’ll make you smile and think cute thoughts in the time you spend with it. And really, it’s cute thoughts that fuel us. (Not food and water as some people might believe.)


Sophie, along with her mom and dad, has just moved from Los Angeles to her uncle’s old farm. She has no siblings, and because it’s summer vacation, she hasn’t had a chance to make any friends yet. Farms are big, so there aren’t any next-door neighbors like there would be in a city. To pass the time, and to feel less lonely, Sophie writes letters. She writes letters to her deceased aunt and uncle. And she also writes to the Redwood Farm Supply company after finding their catalog in her uncle’s barn.


While her parents are off doing parent stuff, Sophie tidies up the property and takes inventory of her uncle’s belongings. From the bushes, Sophie drags out what used to be a chicken house. She props it upright and decides that if she’s going to live on a farm, she might as well give the whole farmer thing a try. The next morning, Sophie heads out to start her farm work and discovers a little white chicken hanging around the old chicken coop.

But Henrietta is no ordinary chicken, that’s obvious from the start. Being the good farmer she is, Sophie tends to Henrietta by feeding and watering her. Sophie swears her chicken has special powers, and continues to write to the Redwood Farm Supply, asking for advice. After a few persuasive and pleading letters, she finally gets a mysterious (and poorly written) response from Agnes at the Redwood Farm Supply advising her to never let anyone take the chicken, and to keep Henrietta a secret.

Over the next few weeks, more and more chickens start coming around, each with their own special ability. Sophie gets the occasional letter from Agnes, and starts taking an educational course through the mail so she can take proper care of her unusual chickens. A boy from a neighboring farm tells Sophie that he has information on three more chickens that belonged to Sophie’s uncle. They’re being held captive by Ms. Griegson, who has already tried once (unsuccessfully) to chicken-nap Sophie’s powerful poultry.

After the daring rescue, Sophie shows up at the local poultry show with a purpose and a plan. She bravely faces the chicken thief and, without naming the culprit, gets the whole town to vow to protect her brood. Back at her farm, Sophie reunites her chickens and is in awe over just how special they are. In fact, they even help her connect with Agnes without having to mail letters back and forth. Unusual chickens, indeed.

Final Thoughts

Initially, Sophie’s letters were tinged with sadness. Her one friend from home ignored her letters, and her parents were always busy, as grown-ups usually are. Sophie was left to deal with a pretty freaky situation all on her own! As you read Sophie’s correspondences with her aunt and uncle, it’s reassuring to see that her responsibilities with the chickens give her a sense of purpose and independence. You can almost feel her loneliness melting away. Of course, we always want a happy ending for our protagonists, but I thought Sophie was especially deserving of such a resolution. You really have to read this book, just to see how magically it ends.

“Unusual Chickens” has great potential as a read aloud, both for classrooms and young listeners at home. Additionally, it would be appropriate as an independent read, as the format makes it accessible even for young readers. I can definitely see this book being read and shared among classmates and families. This is one of those books that demands to be giggled over in groups.

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Title: “Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer“


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Author: Kelly Jones (Connect with her on Twitter: @curiosityjones)

Pages: 224

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Publisher: Knoph Books for Young Readers

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Publish Date: May 12, 2015

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My recommended age range: 3rd-5th grade

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