Gwen the Rescue Hen
Inspired by a true story of hens that survived a tornado at an egg farm in Ohio, Gwen the Rescue Hen is a tender tale that will have kids doting on chickens everywhere you look. Before the tornado whisks them away, Hen and her flock are kept in tiny cages, illustrated in black and white. They long for the day when they might be able to spread their wings and fly in a world full of color and light. The tornado drops them right around Mateo’s neighborhood, and he befriends Hen—naming her Gwen—and brings her home, along with the rest of her small flock. Together, Gwen and Mateo learn about what chickens can do when they’re free. Chicken facts are included in the back. Recommended by Mary
Winner of a prestigious Northern Lights Book Award, Gwen the Rescue Hen is the heart-warming story about a sharp-witted chicken that inspires compassion for animals.