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The Green Giant

Katie Cottle

Pavilion Children’s

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ISBN: 9781843654001

Price: £6.99

Publication date: 7 March 2019

Category: Picture Books

A beautiful eco-tale from the winner of the Batsford Prize

You’ve met the Iron Giant, the Big Friendly Giant and the Selfish Giant. Now meet the Green Giant!

A young girl, Bea, and her dog, Iris, are staying with her grandad in the country. Bea is bored, but Iris’s adventures lead them to the small and rusty old greenhouse next door. 

Inside the greenhouse, Bea finds… a giant. A giant made entirely of plants and greenery. Bea is scared, but the giant reassures her and explains that he has escaped from the grey city. 

Bea and the giant become friends, but can they do anything to make the grey city, and the world, a greener place? 

A brilliant new picture book that highlights our concern for the environment, greening our cities, guerrilla gardening and making the world a better place. 

Katie Cottle was the winner of the Batsford Prize 2017 and is a rising star in the picture book world.

ABOUT THE Author

Katie is an illustrator and print-maker living and working in Bristol. Her work is mainly based around a narrative and 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 book illustration with her story ‘Home Grown’. She has also received ‘highly commended’ at the Macmillan Prize for Illustration on numerous occasions and received a ‘One to Watch’ award at D&AD New Blood in 2017.

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REVIEWS

‘A charming book that highlights the benefits of involving nature in your life. The typography is fun to play with, especially when reading aloud, and the illustrations are lovely’

 

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'A timely tale of unexpected friendship with strong ecological themes.'

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