A joyful picture book based on the true story of a tiny owl found inside a Christmas tree that's guaranteed to be the cutest story you read this season.

Bursting with Christmas magic, discover the heart-warming story of a little owl who's discovered living in the world's most famous Christmas tree.

When Little Owl’s home is cut down by people saying it will make a beautiful Christmas tree, she’s not sure she wants anything to do with Christmas, whatever that is. But when she wakes up, she finds that her tree has been transported to the Big City! Far from home, she's soon to find out the true meaning of Christmas.

Inspired by the real life story of the little owl who find her way to New York in the famous Christmas tree outside the Rockefeller Center. Co-written by Ellen Kalish, caretaker of the real owl, The Christmas Owl is a charming story of friendship, compassion, and the true meaning of this special time of year.


Gideon Sterer is an author of children's books, including The Midnight Fair. He grew up in the woods of upstate New York, where his parents owned a little zoo in which he would run around after-hours and let the animals out. He now lives in the Hudson Valley, New York.

Ellen Kalish is the executive director of Ravensbeard Wildlife Center, a rehabilitation and educational center that focuses on rescue and release for wild birds. She served on the board for the New York State Wildlife Rehabilitation Council and is the recipient of the William R. Ginsberg Stewardship Award from the Woodstock Land Conservancy and the Appreciation Award from the Catskill Exotic Bird Club.

Ramona Kaulitzki is a #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator of children's books. She enjoys creating
characters and breathing life into them while imagining the worlds in which they live, and her love of animals and nature is a major inspiration for her work. Ramona lives and works in Germany.

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