Chances are you’ve heard a lot recently about young climate activist Greta Thunberg and her mission to get the world to take action to save the environment. Introducing those important lessons to young minds can be tricky, but a new picture book, Greta and the Giants is a great place to start.

Rather than focusing on the non-fiction narrative behind Greta’s campaign, Greta and the Giants is an allegory that helps illustrate her crucial message to a young audience. It focuses on encouraging kids to think about how their actions affect others. The book tells the story of Greta, who protects the animals living in a forest from Giants who want to chop all of the trees down.

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The book also includes tips for how kids and families can help reduce their carbon footprint. The publisher will be donating a percentage of the proceeds to 350.org, an organization Greta supports. In keeping with Greta’s message, the book will also be printed locally in the United States on 100 percent recycled paper.

Greta and the Giants will be available to purchase starting Nov. 19.

—Shahrzad Warkentin

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