The Wild Chicks
'How did you come up with the idea for the C.H.I.X. book series?' Cornelia does not know how often she has answered this question. The C.H.I.X. were born on that day when her book editor asked her to write, for a change, a story without fairies, ghosts, pirates or the like. "Goodness gracious", Cornelia said, "that must be a bore…." But then she sat down and made up the C.H.I.X.
I was then quite familiar with "real chickens", for my husband and I had chickens ourselves. Besides, I was reminded of stories about spiky, strict grandmothers, that people had told me before, and at my husband's school there was a boys' gang whose first target was he.
By now there are hundreds of gangs in Germany, which call themselves C.H.I.X., girls that dye their hair red to look like Charlie, fathers who have to build chicken houses in their gardens, and by now even three film adaptations.
Cornelia really hopes that her English speaking readers will take them to their hearts just as much as her German readers did.
So, off to feathery, carefree summer adventures!
The Summer Gang – C.H.I.X. Book 1
A real gang. Like that of those stupid boys - the Piranhas. As of now, Charlie, Hannah, Izzy and Xa are The Wild Chicks. Hideout and gang badge included. When the Piranhas get wind of it, "rivalry" can begin.
Age 10 + • Published 2012 • 176 pages • Chicken HouseExtract Details
The New Girl – C.H.I.X. Book 2
C.H.I.X. and Piranhas together on a class trip to the seaside. That’s asking for trouble. But to unravel the secret of a mysterious spook, they have to stick together. And then there is Hannah, who is desperate to join the C.H.I.X.
Age 7 + • Published 2012 • 160 pages • Chicken HouseExtract Details
Die Wilden Hühner (C.H.I.X.) - The Movie
World Premiere in CologneRead more
The shooting of Die Wilden Hühner (C.H.I.X.)
In January 2006 the first film version of Cornelia's popular series "Die Wilden Hühner" (C.H.I.X.) started in German cinemas The book series about the adventures of a gang of five girls and their sometimes more, sometimes less adverse boys' gang - the Piranhas, is very, very popular in Germany. We spent a day on the film set.Read more