by Claire Saxby, Cindy Lane (Illustrator)
The great white shark swims on. Her tail sways from side to side; her fins keep her balanced. She travels the fast lane where she can, cruising invisible seaways.
As she traverses her ocean home, the great white shark’s charcoal skin blends with the dark depths of the ocean, her white belly floating pale below. She carries seven pups in her belly, and her job is to give them the best possible chance at survival. Her journey will take her where she needs to go to stay nourished until she gives birth, far from shore. Set in a stunning underwater world, Claire Saxby's signature poetic prose, offset by running facts, and Cindy Lane's striking illustrations showcase the power and grace of one of the ocean’s most misunderstood creatures.
Great White Shark
Claire Saxby is the author of numerous picture books, including Kookaburra and Dingo, both illustrated by Tannya Harricks, Emu, illustrated by Graham Byrne, and Koala, illustrated by Julie Vivas. Claire Saxby lives in Melbourne, Australia.
Cindy Lane was born in and grew up in Sydney, Australia, lived by the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, and now has her studio by the Indian Ocean in Perth. She loves to make her own paints with materials she finds in nature, and she collects water from around the world to use in her paintings. Seawater from across Australia was used in Great White Shark, her first picture book.
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Pub Date: June 06, 2023
Target Age Group: 04 to 08