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The Chicken Who Saved Us
The Remarkable Story of Andrew and Frightful
by Kristin Jarvis Adams

Trade Paperback 5 ½ x 8 ½ Non-fiction - Memoir/Biography
Release date: April 2017 $15.95 ISBN:9781941887004
  300 pps  


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 the chicken who saves them all.



Reviews and Accolades

“Heartbreakingly beautiful - the gift of the human animal bond.”
~ Temple Grandin, Author of Animals in Translation


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. Find her online at kristinjarvisadams.com, or on Facebook at Kristin Jarvis Adams, Author.