Little Seal lives with his mother on an island with all the other seals. One day, during a big storm, he is swept away from the beach and carried by the tide far away from home. Confused and anxious, Little Seal begins the long journey home, listening out all the time for the call of the other seals.
Benedict Blathwayt spent much of his youth, childhood and early years of married life on Mull. He has written and illustrated over 50 picture books for Julie MacRae, Walker Books, Hutchinson, OUP and Rex Fox, among others, and his work has appeared in 14 languages. He won the Smarties Prize in 1988 for Tangle and the Firesticks.