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Louise Greig - Author

About the Author

Louise Greig is an award winning poet and a children's picture book author with a unique, lyrical voice. Her childhood was filled with animals, the poems of Robert Louis Stevenson and picture books by iconic children’s writers such as Margaret Wise Brown, Charlotte Zolotow, Ruth Krauss, Maurice Sendak, Astrid Lindgren and Tove Jansson. Her debut picture book for Egmont The Night Box has been translated into 10 languages and has been nominated for the 2018 Kate Greenaway Medal.  Louise lives in Aberdeen and when not writing is a director of a dog rescue and re-homing organisation. The wild solitude of Scotland and the beauty of nature remain strong influences in her life.

 

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Home of the Wild

Home of the Wild

Author: Louise Greig Illustrator: Julia Moscardo Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/04/2021

A house is not a home for wild things; wild things need to run, and soar, and swim. In the quiet dawn of the spring forest a boy finds an orphan fawn, hungry and alone. He carefully carries her home, caring for her while she grows strong. The boy and the fawn become inseparable. Together they spend long summer days running through the glen, leaping over the heather, and lying in the dappled sunlight. But the young deer is a wild thing and too soon she is ready to discover a home of her own. The boy misses his friend and worries for her when a big storm threatens. Can the boy and the fawn find each other again? Are some bonds stronger than goodbye? Lyrical and atmospheric, this beautiful picture book by award-winning author Louise Grieg and emerging illustrator Julia Moscardo is an uplifting story of belonging, the enduring connection between humans and nature, and a tender lesson in learning when to let go of those you love.

The Bear Who Did

The Bear Who Did

Author: Louise Greig, Laura Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/01/2021

Who stole the honey? Follow the bear who did in this action-packed, rhyming picture book from Louise Greig, author of The Night Box, and Laura Hughes, the award-winning illustrator behind There's a Pig Up My Nose!. A rollicking rhyming story about two bears, a jar of honey and the consequences of not sharing. When one bear with a very rumbly tummy steals a jar of honey from the other, it sparks a hilarious trail of events that lead to an epic and calamitous conclusion. Louise Greig's bouncy, rhyming text is reminiscent of Julia Donaldson and perfect for preschoolers who are learning all about how to share. With illustrations packed with energy and humour from Laura Hughes, this delightfully funny bedtime story is perfect for sharing and reading aloud with little ones.

What the Animals Saw

What the Animals Saw

Author: Louise Greig Illustrator: Nicola O'Byrne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2020

ILLUSTRATED BY WATERSTONES PRIZEWINNER, NICOLA O'BYRNE What if you could see through the eyes of an animal? Dive, splash, soar and prowl through the book as you see the world through the eyes of some of the world's most amazing animals. Take in the view as you soar like an eagle, gaze through the eyes of a prowling tiger, become part of a protective elephant herd, and much, much more. This intimate look at the world through the eyes of some of the world's most amazing creatures will take you from the snowy lands of Antartica to the heat of an African desert. Perfect for children aged 3 years and up, this is a gentle introduction to nature which will encourage questions and open up discussions. Discover the world of animals in a whole new light.

We Are a Garden

We Are a Garden

Author: Louise Greig Illustrator: Suzanne Barton Format: Board book Release Date: 01/03/2020

Open the gate and crunch down the path to reveal a garden buzzing with life in this lyrical, interactive peep-through board book. Children can peek through the pages to reveal all of the things that make up a garden: from the birds singing in the trees and the insects scuttling in the grass to the growing plants and rippling pond. The gorgeous illustrations combined with a novelty board book format make this a wonderful introduction to nature for young children. Louise Greig is an award-winning poet and a children's picture book author with a unique, lyrical voice. Her childhood was filled with animals, the poems of Robert Louis Stevenson and picture books by iconic children's writers such as Margaret Wise Brown, Charlotte Zolotow, Ruth Krauss, Maurice Sendak, Astrid Lindgren and Tove Jansson. Her debut picture book for Egmont, The Night Box, has been nominated for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal and shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize, the Association of Illustrators Award (AOI), the Teach Primary Book Awards and the Klaus Flugge Prize. Louise lives in Aberdeen and is also the director of a dog rescue and re-homing organisation. The wild solitude of Scotland and the beauty of nature remain strong influences in her life. Suzanne Barton graduated with an MA in Children's Book Illustration from the Cambridge School of Art, where she worked on her first picture book, The Dawn Chorus. This was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize, subsequently selected by BookTrust for the Bookstart Treasure Pack and was read by Eve Myles as a CBeebies Bedtime Story. Suzanne has been working as an illustrator ever since. Suzanne illustrated Robin's Winter Song which was nominated for the CILIP Kate Greenaway medal. Her work has been translated into several languages.

The Bear Who Did

The Bear Who Did

Author: Louise Greig Illustrator: Laura Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2020

Who stole the honey? Follow the bear who did in this action-packed, rhyming picture book from Louise Greig, author of The Night Box, and Laura Hughes, the award-winning illustrator behind There's a Pig Up My Nose!. A rollicking rhyming story about two bears, a jar of honey and the consequences of not sharing. When one bear with a very rumbly tummy steals a jar of honey from the other, it sparks a hilarious trail of events that lead to an epic and calamitous conclusion. Louise Greig's bouncy, rhyming text is reminiscent of Julia Donaldson and perfect for preschoolers who are learning all about how to share. With illustrations packed with energy and humour from Laura Hughes, this delightfully funny bedtime story is perfect for sharing and reading aloud with little ones.

A Whisper from Grey

A Whisper from Grey

Author: Louise Greig Illustrator: Lo Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/08/2018

See the colour grey in a whole new light in this peep-through picture book. Fun die-cuts throughout the book lead you through this story celebrating the quiet beauty of Grey as it meets Blue, Red, Green, Purple, Pink, Yellow, White, Brown and Orange on an adventure through nature. Perfect for toddlers aged 3 years and up who are learning about colours and the world around them. Shhhh! Can you hear that? A whisper from Grey. Quiet and a little shy. She does not shout out loud like Blue, or squawk like Green, or roar like Yellow. But though she's quieter than the rest, Grey makes the other colours glow. Lo Cole is an internationally acclaimed illustrator and printmaker. Lo Cole creates illustrations for a wide number of clients including The Times, New Scientist, Vogue, Sony Music, Greenpeace and The Royal Shakespeare Company. His interactive picture book Hide and Spot: Zoo on the Move has been translated into 12 languages. Louise Greig is an award-winning poet and a children's picture book author with a unique, lyrical voice. Her debut picture book for Egmont, The Night Box, has been translated into 10 languages and has been nominated for the 2018 Kate Greenaway Medal and shortlisted for the Klaus Flugge Prize, the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and the Teach Primary Book Awards. Louise lives in Aberdeen and when not writing is a director of a dog rescue and re-homing organisation. The wild solitude of Scotland and the beauty of nature remain strong influences in her life.

Sweep

Sweep

Author: Louise Greig Illustrator: Julia Sarda Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/08/2018

NOMINATED FOR THE KATE GREENAWAY MEDAL 2019 An uplifting story about confronting big emotions from the author of The Night Box, stunningly illustrated by Julia Sarda. Ed's bad mood begins as something really small, hardly a thing at all. But before long it grows, gathers pace, and spreads through the whole town. Can Ed sweep his troubles away? A wonderful bedtime story for children aged 3 years and up, perfect for helping children learn to recognise and deal with big emotions. Louise Greig is an award-winning poet and a children's picture book author with a unique, lyrical voice. Her childhood was filled with animals, the poems of Robert Louis Stevenson and picture books by iconic children's writers such as Margaret Wise Brown, Charlotte Zolotow, Ruth Krauss, Maurice Sendak, Astrid Lindgren and Tove Jansson. Her debut picture book for Egmont, The Night Box, has been translated into 10 languages and has been nominated for the 2018 Kate Greenaway Medal and shortlisted for the Klaus Flugge Prize, the Waterstones Children's Book Prize, the Association of Illustrators Awards (AOI) and the Teach Primary Book Awards. Louise lives in Aberdeen and when not writing is a director of a dog rescue and re-homing organisation. The wild solitude of Scotland and the beauty of nature remain strong influences in her life. Julia Sarda is an illustrator from Barcelona. After her studies, Julia started working as colorist in a studio which made the editorial merchandising for Disney/Pixar and then moved on to freelancing two years later. Ranging from concept art for video games, to children's illustration, Julia has had the chance to illustrate some everlasting classics such as: Alice in Wonderland, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Sgubo / Sweep

Sgubo / Sweep

Author: Louise Greig Illustrator: Julia Sarda Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/06/2018

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