White Owl, Barn Owl

Read and Wonder

By Nicola Davies; Michael Foreman (Illustrator)
Candlewick Press (MA), Paperback, 9780763641436, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 2009

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Description
"Few children now have access to the open woodlands and grasslands
frequented by barn owls, but they can all enjoy the magic of the bird thanks to this lovely introduction." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
A young girl and her grandfather look for a barn owl night after night. Will a distinctive heart-shaped face appear at the window? Michael Foreman's lush, intimate paintings are a perfect companion to Nicola Davies's lyrical text featuring intriguing facts about a rare bird indeed.



About the Author
Nicola Davies is a zoologist and writer. She has written many children's books on natural history topics such as the human body, whales, oceans, bats, and flowers.

Michael Morpurgo is one of Britain s best-loved children s book writers. He has written more than one hundred books and has won the Smarties Book Prize, the Whitbread Award, and the Blue Peter Book Award for Private Peaceful. Michael was writer-in-residence at the Savoy Hotel from January to April 2007, and previously he was Great Britain s Children s Laureate from 2003 to 2005, a role that took him across the country to inspire a love of reading in children.

Michael Foreman grew up in a small English fishing village and has loved the sea ever since. He has illustrated more than one hundred children s books, and he has won the Kate Greenaway Medal, the Smarties Book Prize, and the Federation of Children s Book Groups Red House Children s Book Award. He has collaborated with Michael Morpurgo on several successful books, including The Amazing Story Of Adolphus Tips and Billy the Kid.

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