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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 US on 100% recycled paper. By buying a copy of this book, you are making a donation of 3% of the cover price to 350.org.
About the Author
Zoë Tucker is passionate about picture books. In her day job as a picture-book art director and designer, she has worked with best-selling artists including Waterstones–prize winner Lizzy Stewart, Axel Scheffler, Nick Sharratt, and Helen Stephens. Also a budding author, the first picture book she wrote, Ada Lovelace and the Number-Crunching Machine, was described as "Inspiring, feminist, and informative in equal parts" by Kirkus.
Zoe Persico is an author and illustrator with a love for the wild, the wondrous, and the whimsical. Along with bringing her own bags while shopping, using reusable items, and thrifting, she joined working on this book to help spread the important message of fighting climate change. Born and bred in the Midwest, she currently resides in Florida with her partner and dog.
'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 Canâ??t Dance'
"Introducing those important lessons to young minds can be tricky, but a new picture book, Greta and the Giants is a great place to start." - Red Tricycle
“Children and adults alike will be inspired to make changes in their own lives to combat climate change after reading this poignant tale.”
- School Library Journal