Bathalzar is the world’s greatest violin-playing polar bear. At least, he used to be the greatest. Now he’s the only polar bear left in all the world’s circuses.
He misses his home and his friends, but above all he misses his Grandpa Balthazar, who gave him his first violin. One day, Balthazar is set free. He sets off on an epic journey home, and eventually, after travelling across mountains, oceans and deserts, he sees a familiar face…
A visually stunning, lyrical picture about a polar bear’s journey home from up-and-coming talent Kirsten Sims.
About the Author
KIRSTEN SIMS is a visual artist and illustrator currently based in Cape Town, South Africa. She studied illustration and design at the Stellenbosch Academy of Design and Photography and the Stellenbosch University and divides her time between exhibiting her paintings, doing commercial work and making children’s books. Balthazar the Great is her first picture book.