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Louise Greig - Author

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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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What the Animals Saw

What the Animals Saw

Author: Louise Greig 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 Format: Board book Release Date: 11/02/2020

Open the gate and crunch down the path to reveal a garden buzzing with life in this lyrical, interactive 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.

The Bear Who Did

The Bear Who Did

Author: Louise Greig 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.

Sweep

Sweep

Author: Louise Greig 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.

A Whisper from Grey

A Whisper from Grey

Author: Louise Greig 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.

Sgubo

Sgubo

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

Between Tick and Tock

Between Tick and Tock

Author: Louise Greig Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/05/2018

The second magical picture book from the author and illustrator of The Night Box. High above the bustle of the city, are eyes that watch, and hands that know, it's time to pause the clock . . . and for one tiny second between tick and tock, the city stops! Liesel notices the things that everyone else is too busy to see. When she hears a stray whimper and watches a lonely boy on a roundabout, she decides it's time to pause the clock and lend a helping hand. While the city freezes, Liesel quietly carries out little acts of kindness and breathes colour, life and happiness back into the city. Louise Greig's lyrical storytelling highlights the magic in everyday experiences and is accompanied by Ashling Lindsay's warm, endearing illustrations. A wonderful picture book about the importance of kindness, looking out for others and taking time to appreciate the world around you. Louise and Ashling's debut picture book, The Night Box, has been nominated for the Kate Greenaway Award and shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize, the Teach Primary Book Awards and the Klaus Flugge Prize. 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 (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. Ashling Lindsay is an illustrator and animation director from Belfast. She was shortlisted for the AOI Illustration Awards two years running (2013 & 2014) and was also shortlisted for the AOI Serco prize for illustration (2015).

The Night Box

The Night Box

Author: Louise Greig Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/06/2017

Nominated for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal and shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize, the Teach Primary Book Awards and the Klaus Flugge Prize. An enchanting bedtime story about a small boy who is the custodian of night, from talented new picture book author and poet, Louise Greig, with beautifully atmospheric illustrations by Ashling Lindsay. Max has a key and a box of midnight blue. When he turns the key in the lock - WHOOSH! Day slips inside as Night sweeps out. Darkness tumbles into the air. It dances and whirls around the room. It goes under the bed, under the chair - everywhere! Louise Greig's lyrical voice and Ashling Lindsay's warm, endearing illustrations hold a candle up to the magical nature of night-time in this soothing picture book. Perfect for cosying up to read and share before bedtime, The Night Box is an original bedtime tale that sits perfectly alongside classics such as The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark - great for reassuring little ones who have a fear of the dark and calming down lively children before bedtime! Tender and domestic, luminous and star-shot, Lindsay's illustrations perfectly complement Greig's soaring, unrhymed poetry, creating a sense of night's scale, richness and enveloping magic - The Guardian A reassuring bedtime read for any young child, but particularly for those with a fear of the dark - Picture Books Blogger Weaves magic with every word - The Herald

The Island and the Bear

The Island and the Bear

Author: Louise Greig Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/03/2017

Anything can happen anywhere. Anywhere was an island. Anything was a bear. One windy morning on a wild and quiet Hebridean island, a bear appeared where there should not have been a bear. The gentle giant played happily in streams, danced in the wind, and would not harm a living thing. But even friendly bears don't belong on Scottish islands. Will he ever find his way home? This touching tale, recounted in Louise Greig's gentle verse, and brought to life by Vanya Nastanlieva's enchanting illustrations, is inspired by a true story that has since become legend in the Scottish Hebrides.

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