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Katie Smith Milway, a native of Vancouver, B.C., has coordinated community development programs in Africa and Latin America for Food for the Hungry; consulted on village banking in Senegal with World Vision and was a delegate to the 1992 Earth Summit. She has written books and articles on sustainable development and is currently a partner at nonprofit consultancy The Bridgespan Group, based in Boston, Massachusetts.

Eugenie Fernandes is an award-winning picture book author and illustrator. Her many works include the Little Mouse series, Earth Magic, One Hen and Kitten's Spring. She lives in southern Ontario.

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... Kojo's inspiring, upbeat microfinance story makes the economic concept easy to grasp and admire. Sunny acrylic illustrations [and]impressionistic full-page art ...--Booklist
One Hen is emotionally affecting, as well as informative ...--Vancouver Sun
Fernandes's large acrylic paintings ... include numerous details ... [and] spark the imagination. This distinguished book will enhance many curriculum areas.--School Library Journal, Starred Review
Extremely appealing ... beautifully illustrated in acrylics by award-winning artist Eugenie Fernandes ... Highly recommended ...--Canadian Children's Book News
Bright acrylics fill this spirited picture book ... a pleasing ... purposeful tale about change and hope.--San Francisco Chronicle
An inviting text and bright acrylic artwork on oversize pages follow Kojo, a rural Ashanti boy, as he builds a poultry farm with a small loan.--School Library Journal, Starred Review
... the beneficial effects of small loans and small projects are thoughtfully and carefully explained in the extensive text ... Acrylic illustrations are vivid and lively ...--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
... encourages children ages 7 and up to think about the power we each have to initiate positive changes in the world.--Breitbart
... a powerful tale about the value of offering a hand up, instead of a hand out ...--Todays Parent
... Kojo's story, with its vibrant illustrations, will plant more than the germ of an idea in the minds of young readers.--Globe and Mail
The text and visuals work individually and together to create a compelling story that is simple without being simplistic and that avoids patronizing attitudes ... the book accomplishes the rare feat of entertaining and educating ... likely to be a hit with both kids and teachers.--Quill & Quire, Starred Review
The vibrant folkish art by Eugenie Fernandes bursts with color and texture and enhances this uplifting tale of the power of giving someone a chance.--Detroit Free Press

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