Gwen the Rescue Hen

Gwen the Rescue Hen


Written by Leslie Crawford, Illustrated by Sonja Stangl

Release Date: October 2018 | AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW!

Gwen has spent her whole life in a big egg-laying hen house, so she knows very little about what chickens can do (besides lay eggs, of course). A fateful tornado turns her world upside-down and sideways, landing her in a strange new place that's nothing like the hen house.

Using her wits and chicken superpowers, Gwen dodges danger at every turn until she finds safety and friendship with a boy named Mateo. Together they discover how extraordinary an ordinary chicken really is.

The book includes a bonus section called More About Chickens, where curious readers can learn that chickens have extraordinary eyesight, a complex language of 24 sounds, and are descended from dinosaurs, among other fun facts.

Gwen the Rescue Hen is the second book in our Farm Animal Rescue Series for children. The first is Sprig the Rescue Pig.

Target audience: Ages 4 to 7

ISBN: 9781571313676

Pages: 38

Size: 8 x 10



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Leslie Crawford


A journalist and editor for more than twenty years, Leslie Crawford has primarily written about health and education. It was thanks to her 12-year-old daughter Molly, who has never met an animal she doesn’t like, that Leslie developed an interest in writing about animals. Leslie lives in San Francisco with her two children, six chickens, four foster pigeons, and a bearded dragon lizard named Georgia.


Sonja Stangl


Sonja Stangl studied multimedia art in Salzburg and now lives and works in Vienna, where she illustrates stories for books and animation. Learn more about Sonja at