Tony Mitton is a widely anthologized children's poet, as well as a teacher and performing poet. His Royal Raps won the 1997 Nottinghamshire Libraries/Dillons Children's Book Award. His recent collection of poetry, Plum, won the Publishers Weekly 2003 Cuffies Award for Best Book of Poetry. Tony teamed with illustrator Ant Parker on several books, including Dazzling Diggers, Roaring Rockets, and Terrific Trains. Ant Parker studied drawing and printing at the Bath Academy of Art in England and has taught papermaking, printing and bookbinding workshops for children.
The Seal Hunterby Tony Mitton, Nick Malland (Illustrator)
A revived version of this legend which has been rewritten especially for today's children. It is one of a number of stories within a series, that have been rewritten and re-illustrated by award-winning authors and illustrators to celebrate the 1998 National Year of Reading.
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A seal prince disguises as a customer and drags the seal hunter down to the bottom of the sea he makes the hunter take a vow not to kill any seals again.Now every time a customer comes he tells the story of the seal prince. I couldn't put it down.