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Hope Jones Saves the World

Written by Josh Lacey

Illustrated by Beatriz Castro

Part of the Hope Jones Save The World Series

Key Stage 2 Family / Home Stories School Stories Wildlife

LoveReading View on Hope Jones Saves the World

Funny positive, engaging story of a girl determined to make a difference

With the pizzazz and humour that make his Dragonsitter books so popular, Josh Lacey tells the story of one girl’s efforts to save the planet. Like many ten-year olds Hope Jones is worried about the state of the environment, and about plastic pollution in particular. Her dad is always saying if you want something done, you have to do it yourself, so she sets about doing what she can. Her adventures are recounted via her lively blog and we get a ringside view of her peaceful protest outside the local supermarket, interactions with local businesses, and conversations with neighbours, friends and parents of friends. As her campaign reaches more and more people, Hope realises that we can all make a difference, if we’re determined enough. There are great illustrations throughout, and it all makes for a fast, entertaining and positive read. Hooray for Hope Jones! 

Andrea Reece

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Hope Jones Saves the World Synopsis

My name is Hope Jones. I am ten years old. I am going to save the world.

Hope Jones' New Year's resolution is to give up plastic, and she's inspiring others to do the same with her website When she realises her local supermarket seems to stock more unnecessary plastic than food, she makes it her mission to do something about it. She may be just one ten-year-old with a homemade banner, but with enough determination, maybe Hope Jones really can save the world.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781783449279
Publication date: 7th May 2020
Author: Josh Lacey
Illustrator: Beatriz Castro
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 176 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 2
Topics: Ecological and Environmental, Family / Home Stories, School Stories, Wildlife

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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