The Great Realisation

The Great Realisation : The Post-Pandemic Poem That Has Captured the Hearts of Millions

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We now call it The Great Realisation
and, yes, since then there have been many.


But that's the story of how it started ...



and why hindsight's 2020.




First performed online in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Tomos Roberts' heartfelt poem, with its message of hope and resilience, has been viewed over 60 million times and translated into over 20 languages.



Adapted by Ashley Banjo and Diversity into a BAFTA-winning dance performance for Britain's Got Talent!




As featured in the official BBC New Years Eve fireworks spectacular!



'A beautiful book and beautifully illustrated' - Kate Garraway, Good Morning Britain


Written in the form of a bedtime story, The Great Realisation is a celebration of the many things - from simple acts of kindness, to applauding the heroic efforts of our key workers - that have brought us together at a time of global crisis. It captures, with magical resonance, the thoughts and feelings of millions in lockdown, as we adapted to a new way of life, found joy in unexpected places, cast aside old habits and reflected on what truly matters to us.


The Great Realisation is a timely reminder that, even during our most challenging moments, there is always hope.



Also available: the gloriously uplifting follow-up, The World Awaits!



'This fairytale-style story provides a springboard for discussion of current events with children, and presents a more optimistic view of the future in a time where the outlook often seems bleak' - School Library Journal, US
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Product details

  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 226 x 226 x 9mm | 350g
  • Farshore
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0755501500
  • 9780755501502
  • 75,465

Review quote

This fairytale-style story provides a springboard for discussion of current events with children, and presents a more optimistic view of the future in a time where the outlook often seems bleak', School Library Journal, US


'It's a beautiful book and beautifully illustrated. We've been flicking through it all morning and I've read it several times to my children', Kate Garraway, Good Morning Britain
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About Tomos Roberts (Tomfoolery)

Tomos Roberts (Tomfoolery) is a spoken-word poet and filmmaker, born in New Zealand and brought up in London. His online poem The Great Realisation, launched in April 2020 and featuring a cameo from his seven-year-old brother, has been viewed over 60 million times. Tomos has been interviewed on This Morning, by Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby, and his story has been reported all over the world. Celebrities including Kristen Bell, Khloe Kardashian and Jake Gyllenhaal have praised his heartfelt work. Tomos lives in London.


Nomoco is a Japanese artist and illustrator whose joyful artwork has been exhibited all over the globe. She is the illustrator of the Greenaway Medal-nominated Once Upon a Raindrop, as well as being shortlisted for the UKLA Award Information Books category. She has produced artwork for clients as varied as the Royal Schools of Music, the Guardian, the New York Times, Moschino and Marc Jacobs. She lives in Tokyo.
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Rating details

236 ratings
4.28 out of 5 stars
5 57% (135)
4 23% (55)
3 13% (30)
2 3% (8)
1 3% (8)
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