Hailing from one of the planet’s most inspiring landscapes, Tasmanian children’s author, Stuart French, was immersed in Mother Nature’s finest since the very beginning. Fascinated by language from a young age, Stu studied Creative Writing at the University of Tasmania, where his richly-descriptive prose began to flourish.
The publishing industry hasn’t changed much in the last century and so nor have the themes explored within many of the titles on children’s bookshelves. All the while, though, the world has changed markedly. Societal awareness of the issues that impact the earth has grown immensely and our children are growing up to face challenges that we didn’t even know existed all those years ago. It is the exploration of these challenges that make our books unique; the way we have gently woven issues of such importance into stories that carry timeless appeal for children really is our secret sauce!
Children's book author, Stuart French, was born in Hobart, Tasmania in 1985 and is the author of several bestselling children's picture books. French specialises in the craft of evocative and poetic prose, and in the creation of narratives that have an environmental focus. His debut title, Remembering Mother Nature, is an Ethicool Books bestseller, and has been met with acclaim from some of the world's most renowned children's book critics, including the US's Children's Book Review and Book Riot. French is the co-founder of Ethicool Books and also leads the company's editorial and design teams.
One Percent for the Planet is a global organisation whose members contribute at least one percent of their annual sales to environmental causes. Their mission is to "build, support and activate an alliance of businesses financially committed to creating a healthy planet". We're very proud to have been a member of 1% FTP since day one of our business. Every single book we sell, in every corner of the world, is contributing to making the world a better, healthier and more sustainable place for the generations of the future. And we're so glad you're joining us along the way!