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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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The Island and the Bear

The Island and the Bear

Author: Louise Greig Illustrator: Vanya Nastanlieva 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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