The Search for the Giant Arctic Jellyfish

The Search for the Giant Arctic Jellyfish

By Author / Illustrator

Chloe Savage



Age range(s)



Walker Books Ltd




Paperback / softback




A moving tale of grit, endurance and self-belief to inspire young explorers and dreamers from a stunningly talented debut.

Dr Morley is about to embark on a quest to the northernmost tip of the world, to discover a creature that everyone talks about but nobody has ever seen: The Giant Arctic Jellyfish. After years of research and hard graft, she gathers together a highly trained crew and a boat full of specialist equipment, and sets sail for the vast icy scapes of the Arctic. Will she find what she is searching for? Or will it find her?

From debut author-illustrator Chloe Savage comes a beautifully detailed adventure into the unknown, sure to captivate the imagination of young explorers.  Find out more in our Q&A with Chloe Savage.




The Search for the Giant Arctic Jellyfish is a beautiful story book about the journey Dr Morely and her crew take to find the giant Arctic Jellyfish. After years of planning and research, the crew finally embarks on their boat to the Arctic to find the Giant Arctic Jellyfish. They search high and low (very low in the waters!) to find her, but will they ever catch a glimpse of the famous jellyfish?

The book is beautifully illustrated with some fantastic images to spark conversation and intrigue. I loved the blend between fact and fiction, looking into a scientists' expedition and what happens - not always being successful. I think this book would be perfect for children who are into art and science. A truly beautiful tale of perseverance and exploration which I can't wait to read with my class.

Picture book / Reviewed by Lauren Maidman, teacher

Suggested Reading Age 5+


Dr Morley loves jellyfish and sets out on an expedition to the Arctic to discover the elusive, giant Arctic jellyfish who no one has ever seen. With her crew they embark on an adventure to the Arctic. The illustrations detail the day to day life of the crew on board and are wonderful, depicting the every day activities which the crew take part in. We are also let into the beautiful world of the creatures in the Arctic, meeting beluga whales, nahwhals and a magical glimpse of the Arctic jellyfish!

A gorgeous book with beautiful illustrations and an important story about the Arctic and its wonders. Year 2 loved this book and wanted to explore the illustrations to discover more!

Picture book / Reviewed by Maria, teacher

Suggested Reading Age 5+


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