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The buke of the howlat

The buke of the howlat

Robertson, James; Leiper, Kate, illustrator; Holland, Richard, Sir, active 1450

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

Book. Scots. General. Fiction 7+. Nature stories. Children's stories.
Published Edinburgh: BC Books, 2016
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Statement of responsibility: James Robertson ; illustrated by Kate Leiper
ISBN: 1780273762, 9781780273761
Intended audience: 7+. Juvenile.
Note: Translated from the English.
Physical Description: 32 pages : illustrations (colour) ; 28 cm