Environmental campaigner Catherine Barr invites you and your family to join her on a journey into the frozen North, reading from ‘Elliot’s Arctic Surprise’, a picture story book developed in conversation with Greenpeace UK.

Meet Arctic wildlife, learn to draw polar bears and discover the story of one brave little boy who hitches a lift from a kind old sailor to confront the oil drillers and save Father Christmas’s home. But will the oil drillers back down and what is the old sailor’s big surprise…?


About The Author

Catherine Barr

Following a degree in ecology, and with a passion for environmental issues, Catherine worked for Greenpeace International for many years. She coordinated campaigns on endangered species, spending time in Asia and the Amazon with local Greenpeace teams. Catherine began writing children’s books after being unable to find the story of evolution for her primary-aged daughters.  She now writes picture books full time, hoping to inspire curiosity and conversation in younger children about the natural world.