Monday 14 September 2020

Bring nature back to where you live with 'The Promise' by Nicola Davies and Laura Carlin

We are delighted to share that The Promise by Nicola Davies, illustrated by Laura Carlin, has been adapted into a film, soon to be shown on the BBC.  It is launching on the week of 12th October and conservation group, Wild Labs, wants to support families and communities to seek action from those with power to bring nature back into the places we live in.

On the morning of October 16th, they will be hosting an exclusive LIVE online screening of The Promise film for schools. In particular they are looking for schools in nature deprived areas to participate, if that is you or you work in nature deprived communities do sign-up to their newsletter to receive the latest updates and screening information.

You might also be a primary school that wants to bring more nature into your school and surrounding community; or maybe you are an on the ground partner already bringing food growing into urban areas, tree planting or community gardens and are excited by working with children, communities and creative ways to connect with nature. For you, Wild Labs have developed a local partnership program that aims to match-make these two groups, take a look here for more information.  

If any of the above is of interest to you, sign-up here to get the latest updates, and if you have any questions or want to get more involved drop them a line via 

More about The Promise, the book that inspired the film:

A picture book of great beauty and hope about the power we have to transform our world.

On a mean street in a mean city, a thief tries to snatch an old woman’s bag. But she finds she can’t have it without promising something in return – to “plant them all”. When it turns out the bag is full of acorns, the young thief embarks on a journey that changes her own life and the lives of others for generations to come. 

Inspired by the belief that a relationship with nature is essential to every human being, and that now, more than ever, we need to renew that relationship, The Promise is the story of a magical discovery that will touch the heart and imagination of every reader, young and old. With poignant simplicity, honesty and lyricism, Nicola Davies evokes a powerful vision of a world where people and nature live in harmony. And Laura Carlin's delicate illustrations capture a young girl’s journey from a harsh, urban reality to the beauty and vitality of a changed world.

Available to buy where all good books are sold!