Greta Thunberg has emerged as, arguably, the person of the year and this charming yet urgent picture book makes a brilliant introduction to the powerful message of environmental activism for young readers. Vivid allegorical illustrations help tell a story of a young girl’s fight back against giants who want to destroy her forest.
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.
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Number of pages: 32
Dimensions: 276 x 235 mm
Edition: Illustrated Edition
'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
'Three cheers for this beautiful picture book with its vital message!' - Nick Sharratt
'A gorgeously illustrated, wonderfully written, uplifting tale of our time.' - Liz Pichon
'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
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“Very Good & Well Illustrated”
Greta and the Giants is an endearing picture book inspired by the environmental activist Greta Thunberg.
Lovely art accompanies this story that highlights the importance of climate change, simplifying it enough for... More
“Warm & hopeful”
A warm, hopeful picture book with, of course, a very timely message. Tucker and Persico have pitched Greta and the Giants perfectly at little readers and listeners.
A fantastic way to introduce today’s current issues to younger children. Beautifully illustrated and plenty of room for further discussion. Well done.
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