Get Your Free Audiobook

Listen with a free trial

1 credit a month to use on any title, yours to keep (you’ll use your first credit on this title).
Stream or download thousands of included titles.
Access to exclusive deals and discounts.
$16.45 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Buy Now for $5.50

Buy Now for $5.50

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions Of Use and Privacy Notice and authorise Audible to charge your designated credit card or another available credit card on file.

Publisher's Summary

An Australian chicken breeder, Mr. McFowler, fails to win competitions with his prized chicken, Hector, mainly because Hector had a nose pecking habit and an inability to remain still when being judged. Mr. McFowler was downcast as he felt Hector was the best bird he had ever bred and his greatest chance of winning Champion Bird of the Show.

Mr. McFowler, of Scottish descent loves to play old Scottish songs in his shed and sometimes dance to them. One day Hector starts dancing with him to his records. Mr. McFowler sees an opportunity, and he and Hector train the other chickens to become Highland Dancers. Mr. McFowler is a resourceful man and makes things to aid with training. He dusts off his bagpipes and provides the music for the troupe.

It was a difficult task for Hector to mould the sometimes-reluctant individual chickens into a precision team. He eventually succeeds, and they perform at local agricultural shows, the Sydney Royal, and finally get an invitation to perform at the famous Edinburgh Tattoo in Scotland, where they woo audiences with their amazing precision performance. They are feted, and Mr. McFowler is very proud that his prized chicken, which failed to become a champion show bird, was now a champion leader of a successful highland dance troupe. Mr. McFowler, a romantically naïve bachelor, even makes a surprising romantic connection!

©2020 Little Pink Dog Books (P)2021 SW Audio

What listeners say about Hector and His Highland Dancers

Average Customer Ratings

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

In the spirit of reconciliation, Audible Australia acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.