Hope Jones Saves The World


Hope Jones Saves the World

The start of an inspiring new series from Josh Lacey, illustrated by Beatriz Castro.

My name is Hope Jones.
I am ten years old.
I am going to save the world.

Hope Jones’ New Year’s resolution is to give up plastic, and she’s inspiring others to do the same with her online blog. When she realises her local supermarket seems to stock more unnecessary plastic than food, she makes it her mission to do something about it. She may be just one ten-year-old with a homemade banner, but with enough determination, maybe Hope Jones really can save the world.

Hope Jones Will Not Eat Meat


Hope Jones Will Not Eat Meat

The second book in the inspiring new series from Josh Lacey, illustrated by Beatriz Castro.

You’re never too young to make a big difference, as Hope Jones has learned in her fight against plastic pollution. Now she's on a mission to save the animals, and persuade everyone she knows to turn vegetarian. But just how can Hope get Dad to give up his beloved bacon butties?

Hope Jones Clears The Air


Hope Jones Clears the Air

The third book in the inspiring new series from Josh Lacey, illustrated by Beatriz Castro.

Hope Jones hates cars - they turn the air brown and make everyone sick. Her friend Selma has asthma, and Hope's bogeys are black, not green like they should be! There's an air pollution problem where Hope lives, and she's decided to do something about it. Writing on her blog and protesting outside her school, Hope has decided to clear the air by taking on the cars. But with adults so busy thinking about their busy lives, can one child really make a difference?



Teaching Notes

Written by the teachers at the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education


Plastic tally

Go on a plastic hunt around your home and record how many plastic objects you can find.


Make a campaign poster

Design a persuasive poster that encourages other people to support your campaign to save the planet.


Word Search

Can you find all the words hidden in the grid?


About the author

Josh Lacey

Josh Lacey is the author of many books for children including The Island of Thieves, The Dragonsitter and the Grk series. He has worked as a journalist and written one book for adults, God is Brazilian. His first book for children, A Dog Called Grk, was shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award. Josh lives in London with his wife and daughters.


About the illustrator

Beatriz Castro

Beatriz Castro was born in Logroño, La Rioja, Spain. When she was a little girl, she was always drawing and writing fantastic stories. She studied at the school of arts in her native town, Logroño. After graduating in Illustration from there in 2008, she embarked on a career as a professional illustrator. Her books have been published by many international publishing houses. She loves making colourful images and funny character designs. She likes animals and books, classic stories and fairy tales and listens to rock and punk music.