Book - Snark

The Flying Whale

Book - Snark

Snark: Being a true history of the expedition that discovered the Snark and the Jabberwock ... and its tragic aftermath 


“ … beautifully designed and splendidly illustrated … The result is an irresistible invitation to imagination that will delight readers of all ages.”
Booklist, Publication of the ALA, STARRED REVIEW, 15/3/17

“Filled with steam-punk figures, toves, borrogroves and tsunamis, the free-wheeling, sometimes frenzied illustrations, in soft-pencil scribble-line overlaid with wet colour-washes, are energetically animated … ” – Times Literary Supplement, 2/6/17

“Elliot’s uncommon book captures the Snark quite frabjously.” – NZ Listener, 9/12/16

“The illustrations are incredible, and the presentation is just wonderful … a book for the whole family to enjoy.” – Best books of 2016: the 20 best books for kids, The Spinoff, 15/12/16

Snark won the 'Russell Clark Award for Illustration' and the 'Margaret Mahy Book of the Year' at the 2017 NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. It was also awarded a 'White Raven' by the International Youth Library in Munich. In 2018 Snark was also included in the  IBBY Honour list for illustration.

Find out more about Snark here

Read publisher's note here