Kari Herbert is an author and illustrator, whose work has been published all over the world. Her first book – The Explorer’s Daughter – published by Penguin, was aired as Book of the Week for BBC Radio 4. Her other books include Heart of the Hero, which drew attention to the remarkable achievements of the wives of celebrated explorers, In Search of the South Pole and the international bestseller Explorers’ Sketchbooks. Her latest book is We Are Artists – a children’s book celebrating some of the world’s greatest women artists.
Kari first started travelling at the age of ten months when her father, pioneering explorer Sir Wally Herbert, took his family to live with a tribe of Polar Inuit for over two years on a remote island off the coast of Northwest Greenland. Kari has continued to travel extensively ever since. When she’s not exploring wild and woolly places she can usually be found creating artworks by the sea in Cornwall.