In 2009, Studio AKA produced a film inspired by Jeffers' picturebook. The film has gone on to win 60 awards, that's right, 60, and its still winning awards, quite amazing - they are listed on the Studio AKA site, if you want to be WOWED! The 2009 BAFTA Award is probably the most prestigious.
|Screen shot from one of the film scenes.|
I did have a link to a youtube trailer of the film here - but it's been removed from youtube. Great pity ... it was a good trailer.
|Jacket flap photo|
The front and back covers, when opened out, create a whole scene, the boy and the penguin floating in the cold antartic waters. This is a culminating image as it is from the end of the story: the friends have been separated and reunited.