The Chicken Who Saved Us
The Remarkable Story of Andrew and Frightful
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The award-winning, laugh-out-loud, reach-for-the-tissues story of an autistic boy's desperate struggle to survive a deadly illness and the backyard chicken who transforms his life into a tale of improbable hope and miraculous healing. "Heartbreakingly beautiful - the gift of the human animal bond." --Temple Grandin Eight-year-old Andrew is autistic and bilingual. He speaks English-and Chicken. With words limited by autism, Andrew lives in a fantastic world where chickens talk and superheroes come alive. But when he tells his pet chicken Frightful that his body is trying to kill him, it launches Andrew's family and an entire medical community into a decade-long quest for answers. This beautiful, fierce, and refreshingly honest memoir takes readers on a mother's journey through the complex landscape of modern medicine to discover the healing bond between a boy and Frightful, the chicken who saves them all. Praise for The Chicken Who Saved Us: "This book is proof that the transcendent human-animal bond can offer a very real kind of salvation. --Julie Barton, New York Times Bestselling author of Dog Medicine, How My Dog Saved Me from Myself "A lovely tale that shows us how human thoughts and words are not always necessary to form great friendships and unbreakable bonds." --John Elder Robison, New York Times Bestselling author of Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's
Behler Publications, 9781941887004, 290pp.
Publication Date: April 4, 2017
About the Author
Kristin Jarvis Adams is the author of the Gold IPPY Award winning book, The Chicken Who Saved Us: The Remarkable Story of Andrew and Frightful. Her writing can be found in the Washington Post, ParentMap Magazine, Autism Parenting Magazine and Seattle Children's Pulse. Kristin is an advocate for children with special needs, and serves on the board of the Lake Washington School District Transition Academy, one of the nation's leading transition programs for adult students with special needs. She is a member of the Festival of Trees Guild at Seattle Children's Hospital, a fundraising and awareness group supporting children with autism in Washington, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho.