The Hidden Forest

The Hidden Forest

Ben holds little regard for sea life. When his fish trap is tangled in the kelp his friend Sophie helps him to free it and so takes Ben under the sea where he discovers the enchanted world of the kelp forest and its inhabitants. Ben’s experience turns him from fear and exploitation to exploration, wonder and delight in what he finds.

‘When you see kelp forest under the water and you’re looking up, the sun is like the light of the sky, it penetrates the water’s surface and shoots rays down as in a rainforest. The forest is very magical and mysterious and fish, appear at times, like birds flying through the trees’. –Jeannie Baker

  • Walker Books UK 2000
  • Greenwillow Books USA 2000
  • Mitsumera Educational Co Japan 2006
Wilderness Society Award for Children's Books
2001
Giverny Award
Best Science Picture Book USA 2003
ISBN – Hardback:
0-688-15760-2 (trade USA)
0-688-08918-6 (lib. ed. USA)
1-85681-010-0 (UK)