Discover the beautiful and fascinating unicorn of the sea: the narwhal.

"Now the narwhal must begin their epic journey north. It’s a journey with many dangers along the way…" Join us on an icy journey into Arctic waters, as we dive down deep with one of the most enchanting creatures in the world – the narwhal.

Learn about how narwhals have adapted to their freezing habitat, how they look after their young and all about their distinctive, mysterious tusks, with a story by Planet Earth II producer Justin Anderson and pictures by award-winning artist Jo Weaver.

“The mysteries of this most fantastic of beasts shown in an epic tale... Dreamlike illustrations by Jo Weaver create the beauty and vastness of the artic landscape.” The English Association judges panel


Justin Anderson has eighteen years of documentary experience working for the BBC; he has presented an acclaimed radio documentary for BBC Radio 4 where he tracked arctic wolves across Canada, and went on to direct the Mountains episode for the BAFTA and Emmy Award winning Planet Earth II series. Follow Justin on Twitter @JustinFAnderson

Jo Weaver had a career as a support worker in the non-profit sector before retraining as an illustrator. She completed an MA degree in Children's Book Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art in 2014, where she discovered a love of working in charcoal. Shortly afterwards she was shortlisted for the Association of Illustrator's newcomer's Awards, and has since won the Award Nati per Leggere for her highly-acclaimed debut Little One (Little Tiger). Follow Jo on Instagram @jowithapencil


This is a visually stunning book following the journey of a pod of Narwhals from the south to the frozen Arctic. […] A book that would grace any school library or book corner for browsing, but also a book that would link very well with topics on the theme of sustainability, conservation and adaptation of species, particularly for the 7+ age group, though younger readers will find it absorbing just by following the illustrations and bold narrative. […] A beautiful compelling book for all ages.


beautiful book



English 4-11 Book Awards Leicester
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