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The Grizzled Grist Does Not Exist

$19.50 NZD

An exuberant rhyming picture book about a school trip to the hills, where no one sees the danger—apart from quiet Liam, who pays attention and saves the day with his particular skill of hiding.

It’s the class trip to Dismal Hills wilderness. The children aren’t worried about the legendary Grizzled Grist who lives here; they’re excited to show off their outdoor skills—foraging, climbing, trapping. No one’s impressed with Liam’s skill of hiding. But it turns out a hider can see what others think does not exist.


From the world of That’s Not a Hippopotamus also written by Juliette MacIver and Sarah Davis.


  • Written by Juliette Maclver
  • Illustrated by Sarah Davis
  • White Ravens Award 2023 
  • Funky Kids Radio Global Picture Book Award, Winner 2022
  • Published by Gecko Press
  • Reader Age: 2-5 year


Juliette MacIver is the author of 18 picture books. She has received the Storylines Notable Book Award six times, and has had multiple nominations for awards in NZ, Australia and the U.S. Juliette lives with her husband and four children in Wellington.

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