Paperback: 336pp

Published: Lightning Books (February 2024)

ISBN: 9781785634048

Call of the Snow Dolphin

Tess Burrows


A spirited Pacific spree (ages 8–11)

Join Kai on a sixteen-hour race up the world’s tallest mountain. It’s a run – yikes! – against nine other kids, each with an unusual ability, from directing life-force to seeing dragons.

Although Kai can chat with dolphins, he is full of self-doubt and embarrassed at being super-tall. Now he must face a hungry shark, an erupting volcano and a scumbag villain, all while being mocked by the other kids.

But through his dream guide, the dolphins tell him of an ancient prophecy: a boy will come who will usher the world into a new era of peace. Can he find a winning way to stand tall within himself and fulfil the prophecy?






‘Shines with wisdom, humour and magic’

Lis Moss

‘Original, captivating’

Lorraine Kennedy

‘A roller-coaster of an adventure’

Annie Pritchard




Tess Burrows

Tess Burrows is a peace activist, climbing instructor, healer, motivational speaker and grandmother.

After taking a degree in ecological science from Edinburgh University, she moved to Australia to grow trees. By the time she returned to the UK, she was the single mother of three young boys.

In 1990, she started adventuring in order to raise funds for projects close to her heart. Eight years later, with her partner Pete Hammond, she founded Climb For Tibet, to gather peace messages to declaim from high places. The charity has now raised more than £150,000, mainly for building schools in Tibet.

She is the author of three adventuring books – Cry From the Highest Mountain, Cold Hands Warm Heart and Touch the Sky – and two children’s stories, Soft Courage and Don’t Blame the Yeti, all published by Eye & Lightning Books.

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