An Owl Called Star

Helen Peters
NZD $14.99

With brilliant storytelling that will make you laugh and cry, this is Dick King-Smith for a new generation!

The eighth in a fantastic series of animal stories for younger readers by Waterstones Children's Book Prize-shortlisted author Helen Peters, with beautiful black-and-white illustrations by Ellie Snowdon.

When Jasmine and Tom discover an injured barn owl in the woods, they race to save his life. But as Star recovers, Jasmine realises that this beautiful bird is also a deadly hunter. Has Jasmine taken on more than she can handle?

Look out for Jasmine's other adventures!

A Piglet Called Truffle
A Duckling Called Button
A Sheepdog Called Sky
A Kitten Called Holly
A Lamb Called Lucky
A Goat Called Willow
An Otter Called Pebble

Look out for Helen's stories for older readers:

The Secret Hen House Theatre
The Farm Beneath the Water
Evie's Ghost
Anna at War

Author bio:

Helen Peters grew up on an old-fashioned farm in Sussex, surrounded by family, animals and mud. She spent most of her childhood reading stories and putting on plays in a tumbledown shed that she and her friends turned into a theatre. After university, she became an English and Drama teacher. Her first book, The Secret Hen House Theatre, was published in 2012, and its sequel, The Farm Beneath the Water, in 2015. Helen lives with her husband and children in East Sussex.

Ellie Snowdon grew up in South Wales surrounded by books, Welsh cakes and heaps of encouragement from her mum to read and draw stories. After graduating from the Children's Book Illustration MA in Cambridge, Ellie moved to London. She receives a weekly supply of Welsh cakes via post (courtesy of her mum) for drawing fuel.

Category: Young adult fiction
ISBN: 9781788004787
Publisher: Nosy Crow
Imprint: Nosy Crow
Pub Date: December 2019
Page Extent: 144
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 7 - 9
Subject: Young adult fiction