Publisher: Random House
Little Albatross stays snug and warm in his nest while his mother and father fly off to hunt for fish. At first one of them always stays behind to look after their baby, but as he grows bigger they decide it will be safe to leave him and go off hunting together.
They don't realise that a killer bird has been hiding nearby, waiting for its chance to catch Little Albatross…
This joint work from the inimitable Michaels Morpurgo and Foreman is full of a wild beauty, both in its lyrical text, and in its sweeping watercolours that make Little Albatross look tiny and vulnerable against a hostile world. The story is full of danger and the happy ending comes as a relief.