GLOBAL is the BookTrust’s #BookOfTheDay!

Delighted to report that our brand new, full length, full colour, graphic novel GLOBALis the lovely BookTrust’s Book of the Day.

The BookTrust is the UK’s largest children’s reading charity. Each and every year they reach millions of children across the UK with books, resources, and support to help children and teenagers develop a love of reading. They do fab work and we are honoured they have picked GLOBAL.

GLOBAL is out on the UK and Ireland now from Hodder. It’s out now in the USA and Canada from SourceBooks. There are already translation editions out in France and Italy with more countries to come.

The BookTrust review of Global on reads:

“Climate change aren’t limited to one country or region, and it’s today’s children that will be one of the generations that have to live with its devastating effects. Many children already are.

In this stunning graphic novel – by the same author and illustrator team as Illegal, which told the story of Ebo, a 12-year-old boy fleeing grinding poverty in his small village in Africa and travelling to Europe as an illegal immigrant – we see two different stories belonging to two different children. Both are at the mercy of climate change.

In the arctic wilderness, Yuki and her dog are being stalked by a hungry grolar bear; a cross between a grizzly and a polar bear, whose territories have collided.

Sami’s home has been swept away in a cyclone. Now, he and his grandpa struggle to catch anything on their fishing trips. If he can find his mother’s lucky knife, submerged in the treacherous ocean, perhaps he can change their fate?

Illustrated throughout in blues and greens, Rigano represents land and sea with sensitivity and artistry, and the story itself moves quickly, meaning that there’s never a dull moment in this gripping read – and certainly never a page without remarkable beauty. Global will fascinate young readers with its topical theme, but also the relatable stories of young people just like them. Excellent.”

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Modge says:

    Well done to the team for a fabulous book that will hopefully open the eyes of the younger generation to issues facing the future of our planet and inspire them to look after it!

  2. Volo Museum says:

    What a fantastic achievement! Congratulations to the team behind GLOBAL for earning the prestigious title of BookTrust’s #BookOfTheDay. The BookTrust’s acknowledgment is a testament to the power of storytelling in addressing critical issues like climate change, and it’s heartening to see literature making an impact on young readers. Kudos to the authors and illustrators for creating a compelling graphic novel that not only educates but also captivates with its relatable stories. Looking forward to its global reach and the positive influence it will have on readers worldwide. ????????

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