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October 2022, Tundra/Penguin Random House Canada, 80 pp

A New York Times Bestselling Series!

In the hilarious seventh book of this blockbuster graphic novel series, Narwhal wishes to see a unicorn — and actually becomes one!

When Jelly wonders what a unicorn is, Narwhal explains that they’re pretty much narwhals of the land (!) — and then gets carried away with a grand plan to see one. With the help of Star, Narwhal’s wish comes true in the wildest, weirdest way: Narwhal gets some land legs and takes their first step ashore. After some wibble-wobbling and a bit of practice, Narwhal is soon galloping along in search of unicorns, though Jelly is a little land sick. Before they know it, Star has the duo blasting off to a magical planet where everyone is a unicorn! But Jelly’s out-of-this-world adventure makes him feel out of his comfort zone, and he wishes he were at home . . . can Narwhal cheer Jelly up and also party down with their new unicorn pals

NARWHAL’S SCHOOL OF AWESOMENESS (September 2020, Tundra/Penguin Random House Canada, 76 pp) Dive into four stories about Narwhal and Jelly becoming substitute teachers in the sixth Narwhal and Jelly book! When Mr. Blowfish catches a cold and can’t teach his school of fish, Professor Knowell (Narwhal) and Super Teacher (Jelly) volunteer to help out! They teach Wafflematics, have a super-fun science scavenger hunt, and play Tag! You’re Awesome! Before they know it, the day is over . . . but what grade will Narwhal receive from Jelly?

HAPPY NARWHALIDAYS (September 2020, Tundra/Penguin Random House Canada, 76 pp) Wintery waters have Jelly feeling like a bit of a bah humbug. But it is hard to hate the holidays when a festive Narwhal is sharing warm waffle pudding, songs, and a tale about something called the Merry Mermicorn. ‘Tis the SEASon in the fifth Narwhal and Jelly early graphic novel!

NARWHAL’S OTTER FRIEND (February 2019, Tundra/Penguin Random House Canada, 72 pp) Narwhal and Jelly…and Otty?! Exuberant Narwhal and skeptical Jelly test the waters of adding a new friend to their pod when they meet a super-adventurous otter in the fourth book of this popular early graphic novel series.

PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY (April 2018, Tundra/Penguin Random House Canada, 64 pp) Jelly convinces Narwhal to try peanut butter for the first time with hilarious results including a name change in the third book of this award-winning early graphic novel series.

SUPER NARWHAL AND JELLY JOLT (May 2017, Tundra/Penguin Random House Canada, 64 pp) Happy-go-lucky Narwhal and no-nonsense Jelly find their inner superheroes in three under-the-sea adventures.

NARWHAL: UNICORN OF THE SEA (October 2016, Tundra/Penguin Random House Canada, 64pp) A wonderfully silly, early graphic novel series featuring three stories interspersed with neat facts about sea creatures. Ben Clanton showcases the joys of friendship, the benefits of working together, and the power of imagination in the delightful Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea.


MERCHANDISING RIGHTS – MerryMakers has produced Narwhal and Jelly finger puppets, giant plush dolls, and backpack pulls. Visit the Narwhal and Jelly website:

AUDIO RIGHTS – North American English audio rights sold to Listening Library


KIRKUS – “Swimmingly delightful and a guaranteed smile-maker.”

THE BULLETIN OF THE CENTER FOR CHILDREN’S BOOKS – “Readers will likely clamor for the next outing.”

SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL – “An utterly enchanting start to a series that’s bound to be popular among young readers.”

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY – “The laughs are mighty, but even mightier is Narwhal’s anything-is-possible attitude and deep reserves of heart.”


  • New York Times Best Selling Series
  • Top 10 Graphic Novels of 2016 by School Library Journal
  • Best Picture Books of 2016 by Kirkus
  • 2017 Eisner Award winner for Early Readers
  • SUPER NARWHAL AND JELLY JOLT named a School Library Journal Best Book of 2017
  • Over 5.1 million books sold!


Chinese Simplified TB Publishing
DutchBaeckens Books
FarsiFarsi Readings
French/North AmericaScholastic Canada
French/World ex. North AmericaGallimard
GermanMoses Verlag
IcelandicBokafelagid BF - Utgafa
ItalianMondadori Edizione Piemme
KoreanWisdom House
LithuanianPublishing house UAB Alma Littera
NorwegianVigmostad & Bjorke
PolishWydawnictwo Debit
Portuguese/Brazil Darkside
Portuguese/World ex.BrazilPenguin Random House Portugal
UK/AustralianEgmont UK Ltd.

NOTE: The Narwhal and Jelly series will be 12 books!