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Hope Jones Will Not Eat Meat

Written by Josh Lacey

Illustrated by Beatriz Castro

Part of the Hope Jones Save The World Series

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Hope Jones Will Not Eat Meat Review

Cooking / Food Ecological and Environmental Interest - Fiction Family / Home Stories Featured Books for 7+ readers Featured Books for 9+ readers School Stories

Don’t miss Hope’s adventures, if you want to know what’s good for you (and our planet)

Hope Jones is a smart 10-year-old who is determined to save the world. She’s already persuaded her family to change their shopping habits, now she wants them to turn vegetarian. And not just her family – Hope sets her sights on making her school cut out meat too. Winning her classmates round is one thing, the school dinner ladies quite another. The more Hope tries to change things, the more complicated she realises it is, but armed with facts and information, plus a huge amount of passion, Hope is able to persuade people to alter their habits and to make a real difference at home and school. The story is told via Hope’s blog and it makes for sharp, lively, often very funny reading.  Readers will be gripped by Hope’s campaign and will finish the book just as well informed as Hope and fully aware of how the choices we make every day affect the world. The story will set readers thinking about how democracies work too and should spark all sorts of conversations. 

Andrea Reece

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Hope Jones Will Not Eat Meat Synopsis

You're never too young to make a big difference, as Hope Jones has learned in her fight against plastic pollution. Now she's on a mission to save the animals, and persuade everyone she knows to turn vegetarian. But just how can Hope get Dad to give up his beloved bacon butties?

Hope Jones Will Not Eat Meat Press Reviews

Praise for Hope Jones Saves the World;

"A lively and heartening read"  Guardian 

"I think this book can inspire all families. It is a very real portrayal of how challenging it is to give up plastic, but it shows us it can be done" -- Saffia Farr  JUNO Magazine 

"With the pizzazz and humour that make his Dragonsitter books so popular ... there are great illustrations throughout, and it all makes for a fast, entertaining and positive read. Hooray for Hope Jones!" -- Andrea Reece  LoveReading4Schools 

"Children will love reading this candid, funny and relatable blog ... Hope's story captures the environmental zeal young people hold and provides a compendium of tips for those wanting to make changes in their own homes. It's the perfect book to inspire conversations about activism"  BookTrust 

"Powerful, inspirational ... an amusing and engaging story which cannot fail to have a positive impact on the reader"  The School Librarian 

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ISBN: 9781783449392
Publication date: 07/01/2021
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781783449392
Publication date: 7th January 2021
Author: Josh Lacey
Illustrator: Beatriz Castro
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 176 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Cooking / Food, Ecological and Environmental, Family / Home Stories, School Stories

About Josh Lacey

Josh Lacey is the author of many books for children including The Island of Thieves, Bearkeeper, The Dragonsitter and the Grk series. He has worked as a journalist and written one book for adults, God is Brazilian. His first book for children, A Dog Called Grk, was shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award and is written under the pseudonym Joshua Doder. Josh lives in London with his wife and daughters.  

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