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Nicola Davies is an award-winning author, whose many books for children include The Promise (Green Earth Book Award 2015, CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal Shortlist 2015), Tiny (AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize 2015), A First Book of Nature, Whale Boy (Blue Peter Book Awards Shortlist 2014), and the Heroes of the Wild series (Portsmouth Book Award 2014). She graduated in zoology, studied whales and bats and then worked for the BBC Natural History Unit. Underlying all Nicola’s writing is the belief that a relationship with nature is essential to every human being, and that now, more than ever, we need to renew that relationship. Nicola has published several books with Graffeg including Perfect (CILIP Kate Greenaway Longlist 2017), the Animal Surprises series, the Shadows and Light series, and The Pond, out May 2017. You can follow Nicola on Twitter and visit her website for more information.

For a writer whose most famous book is about the biology of animal faeces, it may seem like a stretch