At School & Nursery: Samantha's Crazy Dream

One of nature's most amazing true stories! Join Samantha Salmon on her epic journey down to the sea.

key themes
  • The life journey of salmon
  • Under the sea
  • Fish, shark, swordfish
  • River, sea, ocean
  • Predators, prey

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written & Produced by

Helen Hooper

Author, storyteller, editor
Helen wrote the first draft of this story, almost ten years ago. It's been sitting on an old hard drive waiting for the right moment to come and be brought to life. And brought to life it certainly has been - in so many ways by the most amazing team! We are delighted!
Illustrated by

Christine Turner

Illustrator, Former primary teacher
Christine's illustrations are exquisite - and she has produced so many of them for this one, we've been able to animate the entire story!

Co-presented by

Charlie Clee

Charlie has some starring underwater roles in this one. He is an excellent shark and fishing net! Charlie is a professional actor and lovable children's presenter.
Animations & story editing by

Natalia Luz

Editor, animator
This is the first time we've worked with Natalia and she has enabled us to take our work up to the next level. Her animations are just gorgeous! We are so so excited by her work. Thank you Natalia!
Samantha's voice by

Arla (age 6)

Arla - well what can we say! She is a complete natural. She speaks with clarity and so much expression - bringing a lovely fun, and feisty character to our Samantha salmon! Thank you Arla! We hope you will lend us your lovey voice for future stories! 

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