One Hen

Category: Book
Illustrated By: Fernandes, Eugenie
By (author): Milway, Katie Smith
Series: Citizenkid
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / Business, Careers, Occupations
  JUVENILE FICTION / Canadian
  JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / Africa
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Business & Economics
Audience: children/juvenile
Awards: Alberta Children’s Choice Rocky Mountain Book Award (2010) Short-listed
Massachusetts Book Award (2008) Winner
Best Bet for Children and Teens, Ontario Library Association (2009) Winner
Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children’s Book Centre (2009) Winner
Norma Fleck Award, Canadian Children’s Book Centre (2009) Short-listed
Golden Oak Award, Ontario Library Association (2010) Winner
Silver Birch Award, Ontario Library Association (2009) Short-listed
Notable Book for a Global Society , International Reading Association (2009) Winner
Children’s Choices, International Reading Association (2009) Winner
Outstanding International Book, USBBY (2009) Winner
Publisher: Kids Can Press
Published: February 2008
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 32
Size: 12.31in x 9.29in x 0.50in
Our Price:
$ 25.95
Availability:
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*Inspired by true events, One Hen tells the story of Kojo, a boy from Ghana who turns a small loan into a thriving farm and a livelihood for many. After his father died, Kojo had to quit school to help his mother collect firewood to sell at the market. When his mother receives a loan from some village families, she gives a little money to her son. With this tiny loan, Kojo buys a hen. A year later, Kojo has built up a flock of 25 hens. With his earnings Kojo is able to return to school. Soon Kojo's farm grows to become the largest in the region. Kojo's story is inspired by the life of Kwabena Darko, who as a boy started a tiny poultry farm just like Kojo's, which later grew to be the largest in Ghana, and one of the largest in west Africa. Kwabena also started a trust that gives out small loans to people who cannot get a loan from a bank. One Hen shows what happens when a little help makes a big difference. The final pages of One Hen explain the microloan system and include a list of relevant organizations for children to explore. One Hen is part of CitizenKid: A collection of books that inform children about the world and inspire them to be better global citizens.
From The Publisher*Inspired by true events, One Hen tells the story of Kojo, a boy from Ghana who turns a small loan into a thriving farm and a livelihood for many.2010
From The Publisher*

Inspired by true events, One Hen tells the story of Kojo, a boy from Ghana who turns a small loan into a thriving farm and a livelihood for many.

After his father died, Kojo had to quit school to help his mother collect firewood to sell at the market. When his mother receives a loan from some village families, she gives a little money to her son. With this tiny loan, Kojo buys a hen.

A year later, Kojo has built up a flock of 25 hens. With his earnings Kojo is able to return to school. Soon Kojo's farm grows to become the largest in the region.

Kojo's story is inspired by the life of Kwabena Darko, who as a boy started a tiny poultry farm just like Kojo's, which later grew to be the largest in Ghana, and one of the largest in west Africa. Kwabena also started a trust that gives out small loans to people who cannot get a loan from a bank.

One Hen shows what happens when a little help makes a big difference. The final pages of One Hen explain the microloan system and include a list of relevant organizations for children to explore.

ABC News calls Katie Smith Milway, author of One Hen, Person of the Week. .. to see a video profiling her work.

One Hen is part of CitizenKid: A collection of books that inform children about the world and inspire them to be better global citizens.

Review Quote*An inviting text and bright acrylic artwork on oversize pages follow Kojo, a rural Ashanti boy, as he builds a poultry farm with a small loan.
Review Quote*... Kojo's inspiring, upbeat microfinance story makes the economic concept easy to grasp and admire. Sunny acrylic illustrations [and]impressionistic full-page art ...
Review Quote*Extremely appealing ... beautifully illustrated in acrylics by award-winning artist Eugenie Fernandes ... Highly recommended ...
Review Quote*Fernandes's large acrylic paintings ... include numerous details ... [and] spark the imagination. This distinguished book will enhance many curriculum areas.
Review Quote*... a powerful tale about the value of offering a hand up, instead of a hand out ...
Review Quote*The text and visuals work individually and together to create a compelling story that is simple without being simplistic and that avoids patronizing attitudes ... the book accomplishes the rare feat of entertaining and educating ... likely to be a hit with both kids and teachers.
Review Quote*... Kojo's story, with its vibrant illustrations, will plant more than the germ of an idea in the minds of young readers.