Ipswich teen inspired by 'unicorn' publishes first book
TEEN Harrison Spencer-Matthews isn't even 15 yet and already he's written, published and illustrated his own book.
It's taken more than a year to finish the project and there are 20 copies of the children's book in family homes around Ipswich.
His inspiration; a unique creature known as 'the unicorn of the sea'.
It hasn't been Harrison's long term dream to be a writer, but he wants to do everything he can to save an endangered and unique creature - narwhals.
A narwhal is an artic whale with one unforgettable feature, a long spiralled horn.
Harrison's book, 'Not the Nose Nevil - Nevil the Narwhal Rescues the Titanic', follows the adventures of one narwhal that changes the course of one of the world's most historical moments.
The RMS Titanic was a British passenger ship that sank in April 1912 after hitting an iceberg in the North Atlantic Ocean.
More than 1500 people died that morning waiting to be rescued in the icy seas, a moment Harrison has used his imagination to change.
In his book, Nevil the narwhal and his friend the octopus stop the Titanic sinking using seaweed and ink to repair the tear in the ship's hull.
"I really like Narwhals, ever since I watched a really fun Youtube video about them," Harrison said.
"I wanted to find a fun way to tell kids about them, so I decided to write a book."
Harrison's book does more than teach kids about narwhals.
There are only about 50,000 narwhals left in the wild and a portion of the money from each copy sold goes towards saving the animals.
Harrison has set up his own website www.headutainment.com to market and sell the book and the whole project has taught him valuable business principles.