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Snow Leopard: Grey Ghost of the Mountain

By Justin Anderson
Illustrated by Patrick Benson

A spellbinding new Nature Storybook about one of the most beautiful creatures in the world, with words by Planet Earth producer Justin Anderson and pictures by award-winning Patrick Benson.

"Something moves in the rocks ahead. My hands start to tremble. My heart is beating fast. There, just a few footsteps away, is a snow leopard…" Join us on a journey high into the snowy peaks of the Himalaya, and discover the secret world of a rare and utterly majestic creature – how it has adapted to the harsh environment it lives in and how it looks after its young. Complete with an index and a conservation note, this is a wonderful addition to the series and the debut of an exciting new voice in non-fiction writing for children.

  • A Nature Storybook focusing on one of the world's most magnificent creatures.
  • Justin Anderson was the producer on the "Mountains" episode of Planet Earth II, and has visited Ladakh to see snow-leopards first hand. He's brilliantly passionate about his subject!
  • Patrick Benson is the multi award-winning illustrator of Owl Babies. He has previously collaborated with Roald Dahl, Mal Peet and Michael Morpurgo.

About the author

Film maker and debut author Justin Anderson has eighteen years of documentary experience working for the BBC. He presented an acclaimed radio documentary for BBC Radio 4 where he tracked arctic wolves across the frozen wastes of Canada. He went on to direct the Mountains episode for the BAFTA and Emmy Award winning Planet Earth II series, filming across the globe from Ladakh and Everest, in the Himalaya, to the remote mountains of Peru. He lives in Bristol. You can follow Justin on Twitter under the handle @JustinFAnderson. Illustrator Patrick Benson has won many awards for his work, including the Mother Goose Award, the Christopher Medal and the Kurt Maschler Award. His picture book Owl Babies is a modern classic and has sold over two million copies worldwide. His other work includes artwork for The MinPins by Roald Dahl, The Little Boat by Kathy Henderson, The Sea-Thing Child by Russell Hoban and Soon by Timothy Knapman. He lives in Scotland.

ISBN: 9781406391985
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: October 7, 2020
Dimensions: 230 x 250mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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