A Calf Named Brian Higgins
An Adventure in Rural Kenya
Thirteen-year-old Hannah Higgins is convinced her summer is ruined when she is forced to travel to Africa and work in a remote village in Kenya with her mom and uncle. Never having been to a developing country, she finds the food gross and the community filthy. She has to live without electricity or running water. Then she is told she must attend school. Just when she thinks nothing could make this trip any worse, she learns people there are dying of hunger and preventable disease. Hannah becomes frustrated and wants to help, but when poverty threatens the lives of people she loves, all she wants to do is go home.
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 7|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Publisher||Red Chair Press|
|Imprint||One Elm Press|
|Number of Pages||272|
|Title Format||Trade Hardcover, Multi-user ebook|
|Dimensions||6 x 9|
|Guided Reading Level||X|
|Features||Author/Illustrator biography, Author/Illustrator note, Bibliography/further reading, Foreword, and Table of contents|
Author: Kristen Ball
In 2005, Kristen Ball became the first westerner to live in Sauri, Kenya, after she was awarded a scholastic grant. She now teaches middle school in Connecticut. A Calf Named Brian Higgins is her debut novel.