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Mother Cary's Butter Knife
Mother Cary's Butter Knife

Mother Cary's Butter Knife

By Nicola Davies, Illustrated by Anja Uhren

Shadows and Light


48 Pages, 6 x 8

Formats: Hardcover Picture Book

Hardcover Picture Book, $12.99 (US $12.99) (CA $16.99)

Publication Date: May 2017

ISBN 9781910862476

Rights: WOR X UK & EUR

Graffeg (May 2017)

Price: $12.99


A fisherman loses his bride to the sea in this beautifully illustrated tale

This is the story of a boy who falls in love with the sea. One in a series of short stories that explore the deeper, darker side of our connection with the natural world, this story is for older children and adults, and is inspired by ancient folk tales and a love of nature. Be ready to feel a little bit of magic, and perhaps a few shivers down the spine.


"[U]nusual and beautifully illustrated."  —School Library Journal

"[A] new fairy tale that already feels like a classic." —San Diego Book Review

Author Biography

Nicola Davies is an award-winning author whose many books for children include Animal Surprises, Perfect, The Word Bird, and Whale Boy. Her 2014 book The Promise was named one of the best picture books of the year by the New York Times. She graduated in zoology, studied whales and bats, then worked in the BBC Nature History Unit. Anja Uhren is an illustrator.