Canongate partners with One Tree Planted for Matt Haig paperback

Canongate partners with One Tree Planted for Matt Haig paperback

Canongate is partnering with non-profit organisation One Tree Planted (OTP) for the paperback publication of Matt Haig’s children's book Evie and the Animals.

To reflect the book’s environmental messages, OTP, which is dedicated to reforestation in the Amazon Rainforest, said tit will plant one tree for every 10 copies sold through Nielsen Bookscan within the first month of sale (20th February to 20th March 2020).

For readers aged eight to 12, Evie and the Animals, illustrated by Emily Gravett, is “about a girl called Evie who cares deeply about the planet’s animals and can understand what they are thinking” according to its synopsis.

Canongate publishing director Francis Bickmore said: “Evie is an eco-heroine for our times, and we’re delighted to be partnering with One Tree Planted for this wonderful initiative to reflect our commitment to the environment and to the conservation of the planet’s animals.”

Haig will also be a World Book Day author this year, with his £1 book Evie in the Jungle also illustrated by Gravett available from 27th February. Set in the Amazon rainforest, Evie’s “powers are put to the test when she sees that the jungle is in serious and deadly danger” according to the book’s synopsis. 

Haig has won the Blue Peter Book Award, the Smarties Book Prize and has been shortlisted three times for the Carnegie Medal for his stories for children and young adults. His children’s Christmas series sold over 300,000 copies in the UK and has sold into more than 20 foreign territories. A Boy Called Christmas is currently being made into a film by the creators of "Paddington'.

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