The Planet in a Pickle Jar (Hardcover)

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"This lovely, clever book highlights the importance of stewardship -- of land, of gifts, of knowledge. Two young people learn that their grandmother is a lot more than meets the eye and are invited into her pursuit to conserve and protect that which needs our help. The illustrations are also just playful and beautiful."

— From Holly


A profound story touching on intergenerational relationships and environmental conservation told with whimsical illustrations.

Selected by The Guardian as a Best Children's Book of 2021

"Join these two littles on an adventure as they learn to truly see, experience, and appreciate the natural world around them."
—Mai Story Book Library

"A stunning intergenerational picture book about the beauty, wonder, and fragility of our planet and how vital it is to preserve that beauty for future generations."
—Eco Craft Kids

When two siblings visit Grandma's house for a routine visit, they can't help but think she's stuffy, plain and no fun at all. But what they don't realise is that Grandma has a secret she's yet to reveal - and she might not be as boring as they first thought.

A book touching on the importance of protecting the world we live in, while also reinforcing the beauty of grandparent and grandchildren relationships. This poignant and humorous picture book from debut author/illustrator Martin Stanev would make a beautiful, and fun, addition to any child's bookshelf.

About the Author

Martin is recent graduate from Falmouth University, where he gained a First Class Degree in Illustration.
Inspired by his Eastern European roots, he strives to create fascinating and meaningful stories through children's illustration and strong narratives. This is Martin's first book.

Praise For…

Selected by The Guardian as a Best Children's Book of 2021
Selected by the Children's Book Council for April Off The Press Reading list

“A powerful tale about perspective & preserving.”
Love Yo Library

Product Details
ISBN: 9781838740184
ISBN-10: 183874018X
Publisher: Flying Eye Books
Publication Date: April 5th, 2022
Pages: 32
Language: English