Our House Is On Fire - Biography

Our House Is On Fire - Biography

Penguin Books Ltd

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Our House Is On Fire : Biographical account by Greta Thunberg and Family.

The profoundly moving story of how love, courage and determination brought Greta Thunberg's family back from the brink.
This is the story of a family with two young daughters, whose happy life suddenly falters. Aged eleven, the eldest stops eating and speaking, and her younger sister struggles to cope.

Slowly, alongside diagnoses of autism and selective mutism, their desperate parents become aware of the reason for Greta's distress: her imperilled future on a rapidly heating planet. Against forces that disparage and try to silence them, they discover ways to heal, strengthen and act. And then, one day, fifteen-year-old Greta decides to go on strike.

This is the story of a happy family whose life suddenly fell apart, never to be the same again. Of two devoted parents plunged into a waking nightmare as their eleven-year-old daughter Greta stopped speaking and eating, and her younger sister struggled to cope.

They desperately searched for answers, and began to see how their children's suffering reached far beyond medical diagnoses. This crisis was not theirs alone: they were burned-out people on a burned-out planet. And so they decided to act.

Our House is on Fire shows how, amid forces that tried to silence them, one family found ways to strengthen, heal, and gain courage from the love they had for each other - and for the living world. It is a parable of hope and determination in an emergency that affects us all.

  • Author: Thunberg, Greta & family
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • Dimensions: 198x129mm