Hajar Sharks

 Around the World #2

Sharks started to evolve 400 million years ago. And unlike dinosaurs, sharks managed to survive the great meteor, several mass-extinctions and ice ages. There are very small sharks as well as huge ones. There are those that just eat plankton and others that eat anything that moves or floats. All of them are exciting and impressive in their own right.

And somewhat frightening too! There are few creatures that we are so scared of despite the fact that there is more risk of dying from a coconut hitting you on your way to the beach than there is of a shark attack. Here you get the opportunity to learn more about these big swimmers, look at maps and read tips about how to avoid that shark attack that we all have nightmares about!


  • “[Sarah Sheppard’s sharks] smile cheerfully and impishly at the readers even as Sheppard recounts their less than pleasant eating habits.”

    Dagens Nyheter, Sweden

  • “Sarah Sheppard has an unmistakable, knowledgeable and humorous style and delivers facts […] to children from 1 – 100 years old.”

    Naturmorgon, Sweden

  • Sarah Sheppard has created a comprehensive, fascinating book about these mysterious animals […]. An unbeatable combination of tickling facts and funny drawings. /…/ Just as in her previous non-fiction books […] Sheppard strikes an excellent balance between deadly and adorable.”

    Aftonbladet, Sweden

  • “Sarah Sheppard will be familiar to many as an illustrator and author of well-made, funny, and fascinating fact books for children. Here the reader learns many interesting facts about sharks, probably the majority of what is worth knowing about them, all in an easy-to-understand and lighthearted way. Text and pictures work together perfectly in each spread, often with a small humorous twist wherever appropriate. /…/ Sharks is an excellent example of a well-made, appealing and interesting fact book for children. Anyone not yet fascinated by sharks and their lives is guaranteed to become so after immersing themselves in this book!”

    BTJ, Sweden

Sarah Sheppard
  • Children’s non-fiction
Reading material

Swedish edition

Rights sold

France, L’École des Loisirs

Sweden, Bonnier Carlsen

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