White Owl, Barn Owl (Paperback)

Read and Wonder

By Nicola Davies, Michael Foreman (Illustrator)

Candlewick, 9780763641436, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 24, 2009

List Price: 7.99*
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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. Back matter includes further information about nest boxes and an index.


About the Author

Nicola Davies is a zoologist and the award-winning author of many books for children, including SURPRISING SHARKS, POOP, EXTREME ANIMALS, and BAT LOVES THE NIGHT. She lives in Somerset, England.

Michael Foreman has received the Kate Greenaway Medal twice, the Kurt Maschler Award, and the Bologna Graphics Prize. He lives in London and Cornwall.


Praise For White Owl, Barn Owl: Read and Wonder

With a big assist from Michael Foreman’s shimmering watercolors, British zoologist Nicola Davies captures the bird’s ethereal beauty.
—Washington Post

Lovely. . . . The quietly lyrical text is accompanied by Foreman’s quietly beautiful illustrations.
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

his lovely title will be enjoyed widely for personal reading and teaching purposes.
—School Library Journal (starred review)