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The Whale Who Saved Us

By Nicola Davies
Illustrated by Annabel Wright

An illustrated arctic adventure with bowhead whales, based on a real conservation project, from award-winning author Nicola Davies.

The fifth title in Nicola Davies' Heroes of the Wild series is an arctic adventure based on a real conservation project to protect bowhead whales. Young and troubled Suki is sent to stay with relatives in Whale Bay after Suki's older brother Levi tries to commit suicide. Expecting to be bored and miserable, Suki is surprised by how much she thrives in the natural world: ice fishing, dog-sledding and even witnessing a whale hunt. But Levi's life remains in danger and unless Suki can find a reason for him to live she will never be able to help him. Could the bowhead whales of Whale Bay hold the answer? With beautiful illustrations by Annabel Wright, and information about the conservation project the story is based on, this chapter book for young readers will delight all those who love wildlife and care about conservation.

  • Nicola Davies has visited all the countries she writes about - and information about real conservation projects is included at the back of each book.
  • Unlike the competition, these books focus on children who live in countries where wild animals pose a threat, and the solutions that will affect their lives and their future.
  • Beautiful black and white mixed media illustrations by Annabel Wright.

About the author

Nicola Davies is a zoologist and award-winning writer. Her books for children include the best-selling A First Book of Nature, illustrated by Mark Hearld, Tiny: The Invisible World of Microbes, Just Ducks, shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal, Extreme Animals and The Promise. Nicola lives in Abergavenny, Wales. www.nicola-davies.com @nicolakidsbooks

About the illustrator

Annabel Wright trained at Brighton College of Art. Her work can be seen everywhere from theatre backdrops to postage stamps, New York subway cars to building hoardings. For Walker she illustrated the poetry collection From Mouth to Mouth, and her other clients include The New Yorker, Amnesty International, The Independent, Royal Mail and The Economist. Annabel lives in Glasgow, Scotland.

ISBN: 9781406356106
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: May 1, 2015
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 112pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $11.99
New Zealand RRP: $12.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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