The Grizzled Grist Does Not Exist

Book Author & Illustrator Juliette MacIver & Sarah Davis
Rights Available World excl. World English

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.

A hider moves with soundless ease and treads as softly as the breeze.

At times, a hider barely breathes—but what is this the hider sees?

When the children and their frazzled teacher walk confidently into disaster, little Liam saves the day—a triumph for the quiet child no one notices.

From the world of the acclaimed That’s Not a Hippopotamus.

About the Author

Juliette MacIver is a picture-book writer and mother of four, who lives in Wellington, New Zealand. Juliette majored in Linguistics at Victoria University, Wellington, and has a diploma in teaching English. Her popular books are regularly shortlisted for awards.

Sarah Davis is a leading illustrator living in Sydney, Australia, with a wide portfolio of award-winning books. She has won and been shortlisted for numerous awards in Australia and New Zealand.


Gecko Press


250 × 260 mm



Picture Book

Age range
4-7 years

Publication date
September 2022

Rights Available:
World excl. World English

Rights Agents:


Anja Mundt, Mundt Agency

China & Taiwan
ShuHuai (China)
Sushin (Taiwan)

Ayşenur Müslümanoğlu, AnatoliaLit

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