How to Save the World with a Chicken and an Egg

Publisher: Chicken House

Ivy can talk to animals – really – but no one will believe her. This is incredibly frustrating, especially as she is so passionate about the environment and helping wildlife.

Nathaniel has grown up with his gran, but this summer is visiting his mum for the first time. In her will, his gran left him a letter, which said there is something at his mum’s for him to find – but what?

Ivy, who’s living in foster care, prefers animals to human beings, and Nathaniel, who’s on the autistic spectrum, has trouble making friends. But Nathaniel senses a kindred spirit in Ivy, and when Ivy discovers an unusual creature has visited the local beach, she realises she’s going to need all the help she can get to protect it. But can she get people to believe her? And what is the creature’s connection to Nathaniel’s family mystery?

This charming and heartfelt story stars two wonderfully-drawn characters determined to make positive change in the world. Their desire to protect wildlife and the environment often feels like an impossible task, but they learn every small step makes a difference. Along the way, they’re each able to unlock their own tightly-guarded selves and discover the value of friendship.

Note: there are references to Ivy’s traumatic early years experiences which could be difficult for some readers.

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