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Owl Babies

By Martin Waddell
Illustrated by Patrick Benson

A gentle tale of three baby owls reassures young children that Mummy will always come home.

A gentle tale of three baby owls reassures young children that Mummy will always come home. Three baby owls, Sarah, Percy and Bill, wake up one night in their hole in a tree to find that their mother has gone. So they sit on a branch and wait... Darkness gathers and the owls grow anxious, wondering when their mother will return. But, at last, she does and they bounce up and down with joy, welcoming her home.

  • "Touchingly beautiful ... Drawn with exquisite delicacy ... The perfect picture book."The Guardian
  • Over two million copies of the book sold worldwide!

About the author

Born in Belfast, Martin Waddell was an aspiring football player for many years, before turning his hand to writing. He is now widely regarded as one of the greatest living children’s writers, and has over 220 published titles to his name. He is perhaps best known for Owl Babies, illustrated by Patrick Benson and Farmer Duck, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury; as well as the 1989 Kurt Maschler Award-winning The Park in the Dark and the Little Bear series, both illustrated by Barbara Firth. In 2004, Martin received the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for his lasting contribution to children’s literature, the highest career recognition available to a writer or illustrator of children’s books. He lives in Newcastle, County Durham.

About the illustrator

Patrick Benson is one of the finest children s illustrators working today and won the Mother Goose Award in 1984 and the Kurt Maschler Award in 1995 for "The Little Boat". He is also the illustrator of Herman Melville s "Moby Dick".

ISBN: 9780744531671
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: April 27, 1995
Dimensions: 260 x 215mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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