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Greta and the Giants

Elementary

Description

This inspiring picture book retells the story of Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teenager who has led a global movement to raise awareness about the world's climate crisis. This picture book makes this important topic accessible to young children.
 
Greta is a little girl who lives in a beautiful forest threatened by the Giants. When the Giants first came to the woods, 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 woods, but how? Luckily, Greta has an idea; she believes that no one is too small to make a difference and change the world.
 

General Assessment

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This picture book introduces students to young activist Greta Thunberg and her fight to save the planet. The book deals with several themes, the power of solidarity, the importance of taking care of the environment, and the forest's animals. The author suggests concrete actions to be taken to preserve the planet. 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 battle. 

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Themes Addressed

  • Air, Atmosphere & Climate (1)

    • Climate Change
  • Citizenship (1)

    • Community-Building and Participation
  • Ecosystems (1)

    • Appreciating the Natural World