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Plastic: past, present, and future

Eun-ju Kim and Ji-won Lee

From the award-winning publisher of the bestselling All the Ways to be Smart comes Plastic: past, present, and future. This illuminating and timely children’s nonfiction book will be released in August 2019.

Publication: 6 August 2019
Category: Children’s nonfiction
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9781925849196
RRP: $27.99



Journey through the life cycle of plastic—how plastics are produced, the many uses of plastics throughout the last century, how our plastic use has spiralled out of control, and what we can do to manage it.

This fully illustrated, easy-to-read nonfiction book for the primary years is a perfect introductory companion to Australia’s growing campaign against single-use plastics.

Young readers will learn about the history of plastic—its invention, its many uses, and the damage plastic waste is doing to the environment.



About the author, illustrator and translator

Plastic: past, present, and future was first published in Korean by Woongjin Thinkbig.

Eun-ju Kim has been writing children’s books for a long time since studying physics and early childhood education in college.

Ji-won Lee studied illustration and has been working as an illustrator of children’s books.

Joungmin Lee Comfort is a translator who enjoys children’s literature as much as her kids do. She is delighted to have translated Plastic: past, present, and future and looks forward to helping spread more Korean children’s literature around the world.



Publicity and marketing campaign

  • Activity worksheets and lots of fun planned events about recycling and waste sorting for kids
  • Teaching notes for schools that address major themes of environment, plastic, climate change, sustainability and technology
  • Major outreach and partnership campaign including environmental and conservation organisations
  • Strong social media campaign including dedicated FB posts and advertising

Contact us

If you would like to share Plastic with your social media community or find out more details about editorial, production and display advertising, please contact: The Scribble team is happy to provide digital assets and any promotional material required.



Reading copy giveaway

Email for your chance to receive one of 10 advance copies of Plastic: past, present, and future.




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