Elliot's Arctic Surprise (Hardcover)

By Catherine Barr

Lincoln Children's Books, 9781847807410, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2015

List Price: 17.99*
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A great picture story book with an environmental message, developed in conversation with Greenpeace UK. When one little boy discovers a message from Father Christmas asking for help to save his home from the oil drillers, he gets a ride from a kind old sailor and together with children from around the world, they set sail to confront the oil men. Elliot desperately wants to save the Arctic and stop Christmas being cancelled, but will the oil drillers back down and what is the old sailor's big surprise...?

About the Author

CATHERINE BARR studied Ecology at Leeds University and trained as a journalist. She worked at Greenpeace International for seven years as a wildlife and forestry campaigner and has a long-running interest in environmental issues. While working as an editor at the Natural History Museum, she researched and wrote two major summer exhibitions: Dinosaurs of the Gobi Desert and Myths and Monsters. She is now a partner in communications company bwa design. She lives on a hill near Hay-on-Wye in Herefordshire with her partner and two daughters.

Praise For Elliot's Arctic Surprise

"A thoughtful story with a highly unusual take on Santa as a larger-than-life character, for environmentally minded households." - Kirkus Reviews

"Barr...delivers a message-driven, environmentally focused Christmas tale...Chessa's soft, childlike illustrations underscore the can-do spirit of Barr's story." - Publishers Weekly