Hope Jones Saves the World

Shortlisted for the Little Rebels Award and the Sheffield Children’s Book Award.

Hope Jones wants to do something to protect the environment and prevent climate change. But what can she do? She’s just an ordinary 10 year old girl.

But as Greta Thunberg says: “No one is too small to make a difference.”

In Hope Jones Saves the World, Hope has a new year’s resolution: to give up plastic.

She soon discovers that there is plastic everywhere. In her home and her school. In the shops. Living without plastic is almost impossible! Even her pet cat uses plastic. But Hope doesn’t give up.

She contacts the local supermarket, asking them to stop using so much plastic on their shelves.

Soon she starts to make a difference. She inspires her friends and neighbours. And even gets invited to meet the owner of the supermarket!

“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… There are great illustrations throughout, and it all makes for a fast, entertaining and positive read. Hooray for Hope Jones!”

Andrea Reece, Lovereading.co.uk. Read the full review at lovereading.co.uk.

Children will love reading this candid, funny and relatable blog. The easy, conversational tone is matched with plenty of playful and modern comic-style illustrations… 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 too as it showcases stories of iconic protestors and presents diverse points of view.      

Read the full review on Booktrust website.

Via funny, believable blog posts, Hope narrates the progress of her anti-plastic struggle, with protests outside the local supermarket, attempts to get her grumpy neighbour recycling and missteps along the way. Lacey’s focus on small gains and collective action makes for a lively and heartening read.

Imogen Russell Williams, The Guardian

You can order your copy of Hope Jones Saves the World right now from The Hive, Waterstones, Amazon, Foyles, or your local independent bookshop.

This is the first in a new series. The second Hope Jones book is Hope Jones Will Not Eat Meat. The third book, Hope Jones Clears the Air, will be published in summer 2021.

More info here: https://www.hopejonessavestheworld.com