Greta and the Giants

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 (Source).

Author(s): Zoe Tucker & Zoe Persico

Zoe Tucker is a freelance art director, designer, and author with over 20 years experience in children’s publishing. As an art director she gets to work with some of the best illustrators in the business including Axel Scheffler, Nick Sharratt, Helen Stephens, and Guy Parker-Rees. Zoe Tucker is passionate about characterisation and strong storytelling, and loves to discover and nurture new talent. Recent acquisitions include Nicola Kinnear, Nick Frith and Kirsti Beautyman. She is working closely with illustrators and editors to deliver projects from initial concept to final print ready files – whilst troubleshooting any tricky bits along the way! Her clients include Scholastic, Alison Green Books, Frances Lincoln, First Editions, Hachette UK, Harper Collins UK, DK, and Magic Light Productions (Source).

Zoe Persico is an illustrator with a love for the wild, the wondrous, and the whimsical. When she’s not working she enjoys hiking, playing board games, imagining in tabletop RPGs, hunting for good finds at the thrift store, and petting her dog Zombie (Source).

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