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Swim, Shark, Swim!


by Dom Conlon; illustrated by Anastasia Izlesou

‘A sumptuously illustrated, powerful poem with a repeated refrain (“he opens a tunnel / of bubbles and light and / swim, Shark, SWIM!”). It circumnavigates the globe, brushing fins with various shark species and conveying the dangerous beauty of their lives.’ Imogen Russell Williams, The Guardian

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Swim, Shark, Swim!

Swim around the world with Shark as he explores ocean forests and coastal reefs, meeting Hammerheads and Great Whites, stingrays and dolphins in a search for the place he calls home.

This is the second book in the Wild Wanderers series written by Dom Conlon and illustrated by Anastasia Izlesou.

Some of the species covered include: Blacktip reef shark, Tiger shark, Humpback whale, Bottlenose dolphin, Great white shark and many more.

About the Authors

Dom Conlon is a poet and author with a keen interest in science and the natural world. His work has been praised by award-winning writers such as Nicola Davies, George Szirtes and Chris Riddell. As an active campaigner for libraries, Dom gives up his time to perform locally and work with children and adults in order to approach science and well-being through poetry. Dom has appeared on stage to interview Tony Robinson, Andrew Michael Hurley and Karen Lloyd, and has also read for Chris Riddell’s poetry tours.

Anastasia Izlesou is a UK-based freelance illustrator from Lithuania. She studied illustration at the Arts University Bournemouth. Her preferred media are watercolour and pencil. Anastasia’s deep interest in literature and nature informs and inspires her illustration practice. Anastasia lives in Bournemouth. She was chosen to illustrate bestselling author Nicola Davies’s book The White Hare, the fourth title in Graffeg’s Shadows & Light series.

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Weight 0.35 kg
Dimensions 11 × 1.2 × 18 cm