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Ariki and the Giant Shark

Ariki and the Giant Shark

Published: 3 May 2018

Paperback / softback, 144 pages

Recommended for age 7+

By Nicola Davies

Illustrated by Nicola Kinnear

Published by Walker Books Ltd

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A funny, touching and original mystery-adventure about a young girl living on a tropical island - the first in a new series. From multi award-winning author Nicola Davies comes a new adventure series, starring a young girl living on a tropical island in a sea full of islands. Washed up on Turtle Island as a toddler, Ariki has always felt different from the other children.

But there's somewhere she belongs heart and soul: the sea, where she plays with dolphins, sharks, whales and turtles. One day Ariki catches sight of a strange creature in the water, bigger than any she's seen before - soon after, an enormous shark tooth is found on the sand. When a group of giant sharks start circling the shore, the island's fishermen are too afraid to go out to sea.

Without fish the people will starve... Can Ariki save the day? The first in an exciting new series, this book is strikingly original but has the feel of a classic: Ariki's world is a timeless paradise, and children are sure to fall under the spell of this cheeky, charming little girl.

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An easy-purchase topic  pack of children's books to support the topic of Oceans and Seas. You can purchase individual titles or the collection.

  • Ariki and the Giant Shark
  • Hope the Whale
  • Blue Worlds: The Atlantic Ocean
  • Blue Worlds: The Arctic Ocean
  • Let's Save the Great Barrier Reef
  • Atlas of Ocean Adventures
  • Shark Lady
  • Glow
  • Majestic Oceans : Discover the World Beneath the Waves
  • Mysteries of the Ocean
  • The Secret Life of Oceans
  • What a Shell Can Tell
  • Blue Planet II
  • Oceans at Work
  • Earth's Incredible Oceans
  • Water World
  • Manfish A Story of Jacques Cousteau