How the Whale Became is Ted Hughes' classic creation tales for young children, now published in full-colour for the first time, accompanied by stunning illustrations from the award-winning artist Jackie Morris.
Ted Hughes (1930-1998) was born in Yorkshire. His first book, The Hawk in the Rain, was published in 1957 by Faber and Faber and was followed by many volumes of poetry and prose for adults and children. He received the Whitbread Book of the Year for two consecutive years for his last published collections of poetry, Tales from Ovid (1997) and Birthday Letters (1998). He was Poet Laureate from 1984, and in 1998 he was appointed to the Order of Merit.
"This collection of fables and creation tales introduces young readers to the pleasures of a great poet's prose style." -- "1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up"