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The book of the howlat

The book of the howlat

Robertson, James, 1958- author; Leiper, Kate, artist

Believing himself to be ugly, a young owl (howlat) decides to speak to the most handsome bird of all, the peacock, and ask his help so that Nature can change him. But the peacock isn't sure this should be done - after all, Nature doesn't usually make mistakes - and summons a council of birds to make a decision. A huge feast takes place, and Nature herself appears and orders all the birds present to give the owl one of their feathers. But the result is not what they expect. The howlat's initial joy turns to unbearable arrogance at his new-found beauty, and drastic action must be taken

Paperback, Book. English. Picture Books for Older Readers. Children's stories. General. Fiction 7+.
Published Edinburgh: BC Books, 2017
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Details

Statement of responsibility: James Robertson ; illustrated by Kate Leiper
ISBN: 1780274777, 9781780274775
Intended audience: 7+. Juvenile.
Note: Originally published: 2016.
Physical Description: 30 unnumbered pages : chiefly illustrations (colour) ; 28 cm
Subject: Scottish link