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The Blue Giant

Katie Cottle

Pavilion Children's


ISBN: 9781843654513

Price: £ 6.99

Publication date: 6 August 2020

ISBN: 9781843654865

ASIN: 9781843654865

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Publication date: 7 August 2020

Category: Picture Books

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An entertaining and beautiful eco-tale from the winner of the Batsford Prize

Meera and her mum are enjoying a break at the seaside. Until…

…a creature emerges from the waves. It’s a giant. A blue giant. It has a stirring plea to help clean up the ocean and save the sea creatures from the menace of plastic waste.

Meera and her mum agree to help. But they can’t do it alone… can they?

A poignant and timely picture book that introduces children to the issues of pollution, waste management and the oceans, with suggestions of lifestyle changes to help the world become a better, cleaner place.


Katie is an illustrator and print-maker living and working in Bristol, UK. Her work is often informed by the marks and colours created through traditional lithography. She also works digitally, using an iPad, and occasionally paints with gouache.

Katie won the Batsford Prize for Children’s Book Illustration. She has also received the ‘Highly Commended’ accolade at the Macmillan Prize for Illustration on numerous occasions. She received a ‘One to Watch’ award at D&AD New Blood in 2017. 



'Katie’s powerful images convey the plastic pollution problem in a manner that young children will easily relate to, particularly those of the sea creatures caught up in the debris ... a great way to galvanise youngsters into action.'


'Delivers a powerful and timely message ... With its rich, painterly seaside and deep-sea scenes, this is very beautiful, and very memorable.'