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Ariki and the Giant Shark

By Nicola Davies
Illustrated by Nicola Kinnear

A funny, touching and original mystery-adventure about a young girl living on a tropical island – the first in a new series.

From multi award-winning author Nicola Davies comes a new adventure series, starring a young girl living on a tropical island in a sea full of islands. Washed up on Turtle Island as a toddler, Ariki has always felt different from the other children. But there’s somewhere she belongs heart and soul: the sea, where she plays with dolphins, sharks, whales and turtles. One day Ariki catches sight of a strange creature in the water, bigger than any she’s seen before – soon after, an enormous shark tooth is found on the sand. When a group of giant sharks start circling the shore, the island’s fishermen are too afraid to go out to sea. Without fish the people will starve... Can Ariki save the day? The first in an exciting new series, this book is strikingly original but has the feel of a classic: Ariki's world is a timeless paradise, and children are sure to fall under the spell of this cheeky, charming little girl. "Zoologist Davies's love of the natural world shines through in this wonderful book... Davies's prose is so evocative you can almost feel the sand beneath your toes." Mail on Sunday

  • Ariki’s world is a timeless paradise and children everywhere will fall under the spell of this cheeky, charming little girl.
  • From bestselling author Nicola Davies, this story has a strong message of working with nature, rather than against it.
  • Nicola Davies is the only author to have two books shortlisted for the 2018 Greenaway Medal.

About the author

Nicola Davies is an award-winning author whose many books for children include A First Book of Nature, A First Book of Animals, Tiny, Lots, The Promise, King of the Sky, Ice Bear, Big Blue Whale, Dolphin Baby, Just Ducks, Poo and the Heroes of the Wild series. She graduated in zoology, studied whales and bats and then worked for the BBC Natural History Unit. In 2016, Nicola became the first ever recipient of the SLA's Outstanding Achievement Award. She lives in Wales. Visit Nicola at www.nicola-davies.com, or follow her on Twitter under the handle @nicolakidsbooks. Nicola Kinnear is a children's illustrator, storyteller and part-time bookseller. Ariki and the Giant Shark will be her first fully illustrated title. Visit Nicola at nicolakinnear.com, or follow her on Twitter under the handle @Nicola_Ella.

ISBN: 9781406369793
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: July 1, 2018
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 144pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $12.99
New Zealand RRP: $14.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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