Nurk: The Strange, Surprising Adventures of a (Somewhat) Brave Shrew

by Ursula Vernon

A sort-of brave shrew packs up a few pairs of clean socks and sails off on an accidental adventure.

  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780152063757
  • ISBN-10: 0152063757
  • Pages: 144
  • Publication Date: 06/01/2008
  • Carton Quantity: 48

About the book

Nurk is a quiet homebody of a shrew. But when a mysterious plea for help arrives in the mail, he invokes the spirit of his fearless warrior-shrew grandmother, Surka, and sets off to find the sender. It seems the prince of the dragonflies has been kidnapped, and Nurk is his last hope for rescue. Such a mission would be daunting for even the biggest, baddest, and bravest of shrews, and Nurk is neither big nor bad, and only a little brave. But he does his very best--and hopes his grandmother would be proud.


Nurk is a warm, wonderful, and hilarious illustrated adventure about courage, family legacies, and friendships of a most unusual nature.

About the author
Ursula Vernon

URSULA VERNON is a freelance illustrator, artist, and, in her words, a "creator of weird thingies." Nurk is her first book for young readers. She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.