Protecting the Planet: Emperor of the Ice

By Nicola Davies

Illustrated by Catherine Rayner

A beautifully-illustrated and poignant story of how emperor penguins have dealt with modern climate change; a new addition to Walker's Protecting the Planet series.

It’s April in Antarctica and, in places so remote that they can only be seen by satellites, lines of emperor penguins appear in search of the perfect ice for rearing their chicks. A wise old empress has returned to the ice at Halley Bay, year after year; with the help of her mate, she works to protect her newly-laid egg against the bitter winter. But a changing climate is making the Antarctic Ocean warmer – winds are stronger and storms are fiercer... With luminous illustrations and an introduction by climate scientist Dr Phil Trathan, this is the true story of how the emperor penguin colony at Halley Bay was disrupted after the sea ice collapsed, and how it’s necessary to protect the environment so that these extraordinary survivors will continue to be found in the Antarctic for generations to come. “Breathtaking images and powerful, resonant text.” Guardian “This remarkable picture book captures the astonishing challenge of survival.” Sunday Times

Categories: Non-Fiction

For readers aged: 5+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781529514414
  • Published: 04 Jan 2024
  • Price: £7.99
  • Size: 288 x 260 mm
  • Pages: 32

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