Kingston Spring Author Talks: The Chicken Who Saved Us: The Remarkable Story of Andrew and Frightful

Kingston Senior Center
30 Evergreen Street
Kingston , MA

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 7:00pm

Andrew is an eight-year-old boy whose language is limited by autism but this limitation does not apply to conversations with his pet chicken, Frightful. Andrew lives in a fantastic world where chickens can talk and superheroes come alive but when he tells Frightful that his body is trying to kill him, it sends Andrew’s family and an entire medical community into a years-long quest for answers.

The Chicken Who Saved Us: The Remarkable Story of Andrew and Frightful is a laugh-out-loud, reach-for-the-tissues story of an autistic boy’s desperate struggle to survive a deadly illness and the backyard chicken who transforms his life into a tale of improbable hope and miraculous healing. Author Kristin Adams takes readers on a mother’s journey through the complex landscape of modern medicine to discover the healing bond between a boy and his chicken.
Ms. Adams will speak about her book at the opening program of the Spring Author Talks at the Kingston Council on Aging.  Kristin Adams is an advocate for children with special needs. She 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 also a member of the Festival of Trees Guild at the Seattle Children’s Hospital, a medical fundraising and awareness group supporting children in the Pacific Northwest with Autism Spectrum Disorder. She holds a BFA in Design from the University of Washington.

Light refreshments will be offered, and although the program is free, registration is requested. For more information or to register, visit the library’s online calendar on the weblink or call the Library at 781-585-0517 or the Kingston Council on Aging at 781-585-0512.

The ongoing author series is sponsored by the Kingston Public Library in partnership with the Kingston Council on Aging and Kingston Public Library Foundation. The series is sponsored by WATD 95.9 FM Radio. The author will provide copies of the book for sale and signing.