Greta and the Giants
Zoe Tucker, Zoe Persico
This inspiring picture book retells the story of Nobel Peace Prize nominee Greta Thunberg – the Swedish teenager who has led a global movement to raise awareness about the world’s climate crisis – using allegory to make this important topic accessible to young children.
Greta is a little girl who lives in a beautiful forest threatened by Giants. When the Giants first came to the forest, they chopped down trees to make houses. Then they chopped down more trees and made even bigger homes. The houses grew into towns and the towns grew into cities, until now there is hardly any forest left. Greta knows she has to help the animals who live in the forest, but how? Luckily, Greta has an idea…
A section at the back explains that, in reality, the fight against the ‘giants’ isn’t over and explains how you can help Greta in her fight.
This book has been printed sustainably in the UK on 100% recycled paper. By buying a copy of this book, you are making a donation of 3% of the cover price to Greenpeace UK.
'Something very special. Crisp writing and sumptuously-lit forests of colour lift the story beyond preachiness to create a gripping parable for our age.' * Guy Parker-Rees, illustrator of 'Giraffes Can't Dance' * 'A gorgeously illustrated, wonderfully written, uplifting tale of our time.' * Liz Pichon, author of the 'Tom Gates' series * 'Three cheers for this beautiful picture book with its vital message!' * Nick Sharratt, illustrator of the 'Tracy Beaker' series * 'Saving the planet will be 2020's lead story in children's books, foreshadowed this year by Greta and the Giants.' * The Guardian - Best Children's Books of 2019 * 'Written by British author Zoe Tucker, the book tells of the story of a young girl who lives in a beautiful forest threatened by Giants.' * The Sunday Times * 'In a world where news cycles and social media expose children to current events as never before, this is a book that reflects reality and offers young readers, parents and teachers a place to explore.' * The Observer *
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