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Greta and the Giants

Written by Zoe Tucker

Illustrated by Zoe Persico

Early Years Key Stage 1 General Non-Fiction People / Places

LoveReading View on Greta and the Giants

Inspired by Greta Thunberg's stand to save the world

November 2019 Book of the Month

Greta Thunberg is the inspiration for this heartfelt and moving allegory. A little girl lives happily in a beautiful forest until the actions of neighbouring giants start to threaten her home and the wild animals who share it. The fictional Greta, like her real-life counterpart, begins a strike and is gradually joined by more and more people until the giants take notice. In this story they change their ways and everyone lives happily. Simply but powerfully the story explains the impact of human activity on the climate and our world, but reassures children that there’s something they can do: within notes about Greta Thunberg at the end is her quote, “No one is too small to make a difference.”

Andrea Reece

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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.

Greta and the Giants Synopsis

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.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780711253759
Publication date: 19th November 2019
Author: Zoe Tucker
Illustrator: Zoe Persico
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Year Groups: Early Years, Key Stage 1
Topics: Ecological and Environmental, General Non-Fiction, People / Places

About Zoe Tucker

Zoe 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 (September 2019), was described as Inspiring, feminist, and informative in equal parts by Kirkus.

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