Tarka the Otter, Paperback

Tarka the Otter Paperback

Illustrated by Annabel Large

Part of the A Puffin Book series



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Tarka the Otter is the classic story of an otter living in the Devonshire countryside which captures the feel of life in the wild as seen through the otter's own eyes.

The story's atmosphere and detail make it easy to see why Tarka has become one of the best-loved creatures in world literature.

Henry William Williamson was born in 1895 in Brockley, south-east London.

The then semi-rural location provided easy access to the countryside, and he developed a deep love of nature throughout his childhood.

He became a prolific author known for his natural and social history novels.

He won the Hawthornden Prize for literatrure in 1928 for Tarka the Otter.

Also available in A Puffin Book: Goodnight Mister Tom and Back Home by Michelle Magorian; Charlotte's Web, Stuart Little And The Trumpet Of The Swan by E.

B. White; The Borrowers by Mary Norton; Stig Of The Dump by Clive King; Roll Of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor; A Dog So Small by Philippa Pearce; Gobbolino by Ursula Moray Williams; Carrie's War by Nina Bawden; Mrs Frisby and The Rats Of Nimh by Richard C O'brien; A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L'engle; The Cay by Theodore Taylor; Tarka The Otter by Henry Williamson; Watership Down by Richard Adams; Smith by Leon Garfield; The Neverending Story by Michael Ende; Annie by Thomas Meehan; and The Family From One End Street by Eve Garnett.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352 pages, illustrations, maps
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Animal stories
  • ISBN: 9780141354958



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