Little Owl and the Star

A Christmas Story

By Mary Murphy; Mary Murphy (Illustrator)
(Candlewick, Hardcover, 9780763622688, 32pp.)

Publication Date: October 13, 2003

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With bold, eye-catching graphics, glittering foil, and a gentle text, Mary Murphy retells an age-old Christmas story for the youngest of children.

It was a silent night.
I sat in my tree,
with a waiting feeling.

On a silent night, a star beckons to Little Owl, and he follows. He flies by three men on camels, plodding through sand and watching the sky. He flies above hills where shepherds keep watch over sheep, who watch too. And finally, in a distant manger, he finds a man, a woman, and the happiest baby - and joy that lights the world.

About the Author

Mary Murphy is the author-illustrator of a number of children’s books, including I KISSED THE BABY! and HOW KIND! She says, "LITTLE OWL AND THE STAR started with the idea of bravely following your spirit, and of how rewarding and fulfilling that journey can be. It became a Christmas story quite by accident, when I remembered the most famous moving star of all." Mary Murphy lives in Galway, Ireland.

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