Our House is on Fire

Our House is on Fire

Scenes of a Family and a Planet in Crisis

by Malena ErnmanGreta Thunberg Beata Thunberg and others

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 05/03/2020

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Every parent says that they would jump in front of a train to save their child. It's an instinct that no one denies. But when that 'train' finally arrives, it is very seldom a real, speeding locomotive...

This is the story of a family led to confront a crisis they had never foreseen. Aged eleven, their eldest daughter has stopped eating and speaking. Alongside diagnoses of autism and selective mutism, her parents slowly become aware of another source for her distress: her imperilled future on a rapidly heating planet.

Steered by her determination to understand the truth, the family begins to see the deep connections between their own and the planet's suffering. Against forces that try to silence them, disparaging them for being different, they discover ways to strengthen, heal, and act in the world. And then one day, fifteen-year-old Greta decides to go on strike.

ISBN:
9780241446744
9780241446744
Category:
Climate change
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
05-03-2020
Publisher:
Penguin Books Ltd
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
288
Dimensions (mm):
216x135mm
Greta Thunberg

Greta Thunberg is a climate crisis activist from Sweden. Together with her father, Svante, her mother, Malena, and her sister, Beata, she has dedicated her life to protecting the living planet.

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