THE STICKY NOTE OF NEWS
I've got a new About Me page! No particular reason, I just thought it was a fun replacement for the now-defunct Review Policy page I had before. Plus I can chop and change it on a regular basis, which will give me something else to play with when I'm bored at the shop. :)
Wednesday, 4 May 2011
Owl Cry, by Deborah van der Beek
Part Enid Blyton, part Jacqueline Wilson, this is a story of one boy's longing for a home, with a meddlesome social worker, a kindly father figure, a wise veterinarian, a dog called Jessie and, of course, the mischievous Barney thrown in for good measure. There is a good dose of information about barn owls mixed in with the narrative, and the author's illustrations are absolutely charming. All in all, it is a heartwarming and deeply moving tale for youngsters - and the young at heart - that will make you smile and cry in equal measure! Highly recommended.
FROM THE BLURB:
Solomon is spellbound when he first sees the family of owls. But when disaster strikes he has to act fast. Can he, an orphan boy, really look after an abandoned baby owl? Solomon is not sure. But he knows he owes it to the owl to try...