Synopsis

The Snail and the Whale is a delightful tale of adventure and friendship from the bestselling Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. This special festive edition features the classic story with a gorgeous wintry cover design - perfect for sharing together with the whole family.

This is the tale of a tiny snail
And a great big grey-blue humpback whale . . .

When one little snail longs to see the big wide world, she hitches a lift on the tail of an enormous whale. Together, they set sail on an amazing journey, past icebergs and volcanoes, sharks and penguins, and the little snail feels so small in the vastness of the world. But when disaster strikes and the whale is beached in a bay, it's up to the tiny snail to save the day.

Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's brilliant story of unlikely friendship and life-changing adventure will be brought to life on BBC One this Christmas, starring Sally Hawkins, Rob Brydon, Cariad Lloyd and Dame Diana Rigg.

With a gorgeous wintry cover design, The Snail and the Whale Festive Edition is perfect for reading together.

About the Publisher

Macmillan Children's Books

Macmillan Children's Books

We aim to be a publisher of books jam-packed with excitement, warmth and true child-appeal - from the brilliantly commercial to breathtaking classics of today and the future. Macmillan Children's Books is one of the the UK’s leading children’s publishers. The list includes Children’s Laureate Julia Donaldson, author of The Gruffalo, What the Ladybird Heard, Room on the Broom. Our licensed publishing includes Rastamouse, Poppy Cat, Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell, Bin Weevils and The Scouts Association. We publish high quality non fiction from The Science Museum books and Tony Robinson. Our fiction authors include the internationally bestselling Alyson Noel and Meg Cabot, the prize winning Frank Cottrell Boyce and award-winning Eva Ibbotson. Our heritage includes Dear Zoo, Peace at Last, Alice in Wonderland, Milly Molly Mandy, Just William, Enid Blyton and Judy Blume. Macmillan Children’s Books has won all major awards including the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals, the Blue Peter and Red House Awards.

Book information

ISBN: 9781529017205
Publisher: Macmillan
Imprint: Macmillan Children's Books
Pub date:
Edition: Reprint
DEWEY: 823.92
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 1157
Number of pages: 31 unnumbered
Weight: 209g
Height: 280mm
Width: 250mm
Spine width: 5mm