Author(s): Kirsten Sims
Bathalzar is the worlds greatest violin-playing polar bear. At least, he used to be the greatest. Now hes the only polar bear left in all the worlds 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...
KIRSTEN SIMS is avisual 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 childrens books. Balthazar the Great is her first picture book.