Little Read 2020

The Little Read 2020: Greta and the Giants

In 2020, Durham Book Festival distributed 1700 free copies of Greta and the Giants by Zoë Tucker and Zoe Persico all over County Durham, to every library, primary school and nursery setting, as well as to childminders and looked after children.

Greta and the Giants is a beautifully illustrated and ultimately hopeful picture book that retells the story of Nobel Peace Prize nominee Greta Thunberg for very young children, inspiring them to believe that no-one is too small to make a difference.

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…

We’ve put together a range of resources to support families and schools who will be sharing Greta and the Giants.


Take part in the Discover Arts Award here

Download Teachers’ Resources here

Little Read workshops Fun activities to try at home and in school


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