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Ariki and the Island of Wonders

By Nicola Davies
Illustrated by Nicola Kinnear

A nail-biting adventure with a strong message about endangered animals and human intervention, and a wonderful partner to Ariki and the Giant Shark.

Ariki and Ipo are making the most of a beautiful day, sailing the sea near Turtle Island on a “borrowed” boat. They’re too busy daydreaming to spot the grey clouds gathering overhead – but then a terrible storm breaks, carrying them miles from home. After days without food or drink, they are washed up on an unfamiliar island. The island is beautiful beyond belief: they see butterflies, each one lovelier than the last, lizards chasing across the rocks and, most wonderful of all, a gigantic blue bird with eyes that glow purple. When they meet another castaway, however, the children discover this island is no paradise – there are dangers lurking in the shadows! "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 on Ariki and the Giant Shark

  • 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.
  • Charming black and white illustrations throughout by new talent Nicola Kinnear, perfect for emerging readers.

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, A First Book of the Sea, Tiny, Lots, The Promise, King of the Sky, Ice Bear, Big Blue Whale, Dolphin Baby, Just Ducks and Poo: A Short History of the Unmentionable. She graduated in zoology, studied whales and bats and then worked for the BBC Natural History Unit. Nicola 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 was her first fully illustrated title. Visit Nicola at nicolakinnear.com, or follow her on Twitter under the handle @Nicola_Ella

ISBN: 9781406369809
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: September 1, 2019
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 144pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $12.99
New Zealand RRP: $14.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 03/09/19 at 02:53:09
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