Once there was a sad, lonely penguin who appeared at the door of a young boy.
The boy decided he must be lost, so he set off to find his home.
The boy asked the Lost and Found Office, some birds, and even his rubber duck, but no one knew where he belonged.
Then he read that penguins were from the South Pole, and decided to help him get back there.
Together they set out across the sea, rowing through bad weather and good, but when they reached the South Pole, the boy discovered that sometimes what you're looking for is right in front of you all along...
With beautiful illustrations and a charming storyline, this poignant and richly enjoyable picture book won both a gold medal in the Nestle Children's Book Prize and a Blue Peter Book Award and has been turned into a BAFTA-winning animation. Illustrated in Jeffers' inimitable style, it is a visual delight, and its themes of loneliness and friendship will resonate with young readers.