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The Giant and the Sea, written by Trent Jamieson, illustrated by Rovina Cai.

Updated: Jan 10, 2021

This is a lyrical and visually compelling picture book with a powerful message about environment and climate change. This book will appeal to a wide audience - younger readers will be engaged by the beautiful flow and rhythm of the narrative, and the beautifully rendered illustrations, while older readers will strongly associate with the warning about global warning.

There is rising tension in the narrative, as the people in the city continue to ignore the messages of warning from both the Giant - who watches over the sea - and the brave girl who tries to relay the Giant's message of warning to the people. Tension is also effectively conveyed via the beautiful darkness and muted tones of the two-page spread illustrations.

This book is an essential addition to your home or school library, to facilitate conversation about global warming, ways of telling story, art techniques, and what it means to be brave. Stories such as this may empower young readers to have the courage to stand up for what they believe in.

Published by Lothian books



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