One Hen by Katie Smith Milway
  

One Hen

Written by Katie Smith Milway

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This is the most delightful story about change. It’s about how one person (or in this case a young boy and a chicken) can make a difference. Although written in the style of a picture book it’s definitely a book to be shared between parent and child or for a child to read alone aged 7 upwards. It’s a story of how reaching out to help someone with a small loan (in this instance enough for a boy in Ghana to buy a chicken) can have a big impact. Indeed the book is multi layered for throughout the full bleed illustrations there’s some short and simple text for the younger child alongside much longer text which provides much more meaning to the whole story. Brilliantly executed and definitely a real favourite of ours. What’s particularly lovely is that the story is based on a real person in Ghana whose real life story is also included in this book alongside a glossary of some Ghanan terms and what you the reader can do to help the poor in countries less fortunate than ourselves.

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Synopsis

One Hen by Katie Smith Milway

Uses the story of a young boy in an African village to introduce children to sustainable development. This title brings to life Kojo's progress from one hen to his own farm. It tells the story of a real-life Kojo.

Reviews

'It is heartening to see a text that neither romanticises rural Africa nor depicts its people as victims dependent on Western intervention. The colourful illustrations are joyous. Highly recommended.' The Bookseller

About the Author

Katie Smith Milway

Katie Smith Milway is the publisher and global editorial director at Bain & Company. She guides the transformation of Bain's intellectual capital into external and internal publications, collaborating closely with Bain's practice area directors. Ms. Milway joined Bain in 1994 as a consultant based in Toronto, Canada, and then later in Munich, Germany. She has served a variety of clients across multiple industries and markets on issues including business unit strategy, merger due diligence, change management, and operational improvement. She has also worked as editor and writer for publications such as The Wall Street Journal Europe, The Montreal Gazette, and Time. She holds a B.A. in English from Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, and a master's degree in European studies from the Free University of Brussels, Belgium. She received her M.B.A. from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.

Birthplace?
New Milford, Connecticut.

Birthday?
June 2nd.

When did you start writing?
I first published my work in grade 3: “The Dusty Box”.

Where do you live now?
Wellesley, Massachusetts.

What is your favourite book?
To Kill a Mockingbird.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages

Author

Katie Smith Milway
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Publisher

A & C Black Publishers Ltd

Publication date

15th January 2008

ISBN

9781408109816

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