Olwen Finds Her Wings

Nora Surojegin; Illustrated by Pirkko-Liisa Surojegin

Price:
£12.99
Availability:
Available to buy

Quick Look

  • Sensitively explores the feeling of longing to be different and celebrates individuality
  • From mother and daughter team Nora and Pirkko-Liisa Surojegin, creators of Otto and the Secret Light of Christmas
  • Delicate, detailed illustrations of characterful animals and dreamy woodland landscapes support a gentle yet powerful emotional learning message

Olwen the baby owl longs to hop like a hare or roar like a bear, but that's not what owls do. Will Olwen find that what she can do is just as wonderful? This atmospheric picture book encourages us to embrace what makes us special.

Format:
hardback
Size:
287 x 238 mm
Publisher:
Floris Books
Subject:
Picture Books
Illustrations:
colour illlustrations
Age Range:
From 3 to 6 years
Extent:
40 pages
ISBN:
9781782507123
Publication date:
20 May 2021

Description

Olwen the baby owl isn't happy. Sitting on her branch is boring. What else can little owls do?

Olwen longs to be just like hare, squirrel and bear but no matter how hard she tries she can't hop, scamper or roar. That's not what owls do. But the little owl soon discovers that she might be able to do something just as wonderful. Can Olwen find her wings and soar?

This sweet and charming picture book sensitively explores the longing to be different and celebrates embracing what makes us special. With expressive, intricate illustrations and a lively story, mother and daughter team Nora and Pirkko-Liisa Surojegin have created a loveable picture book full of heart.

Reviews

Praise for Nora and Pirkko-Liisa Surojegin:

'The illustrations are beyond marvelous.'
-- Youth Services Book Review on Otto and the Secret Light of Christmas

'Manages to be rewarding and will give young readers/listeners a lot to think about during a holiday that is often so commercialized.'
-- Kirkus Reviews on Otto and the Secret Light of Christmas

'Reading Otto and the Secret Light of Christmas aloud is absolutely charming; the authors use wonderful, poetic language. Hearing the story of Otto and his new friends you can almost feel the snow crunching under your shoes and hear the wind howling in the tree tops.'
-- The Reading Castle

'Thoughtful, detailed illustrations on almost every page make this story an ideal read for the child who wants to settle in a corner with a captivating book.'
-- Carousel on Otto and the Secret Light of Christmas

'The soft, intricate, glowing illustrations added so much to my appreciation of the story. I enjoyed the richness of the language. The descriptions of the forest, scenery, and characters are absolutely magical. I can imagine parents and children cuddled up, drinking hot chocolate and reading this book together.'
-- Oregon Coast Youth Book Review on Otto and the Secret Light of Christmas

Author

Nora Surojegin is an author, illustrator and graphic designer from Finland. She lives by the sea in Espoo, where she enjoys creating imaginative worlds. Her books have been translated into several languages. Nora created Otto and the Secret Light of Christmas (Floris Books) in collaboration with her mother, Pirkko-Liisa.

Pirkko-Liisa Surojegin is a well-known Finnish illustrator, renowned for her delicate, detailed portrayals of Finland's wildlife and folklore. She graduated in 1977 from Helsinki University of Art and Design and has since illustrated many books loved by children and adults. She is the illustrator of Otto and the Secret Light of Christmas, co-created with her daughter Nora, and An Illustrated Kalevala, both published by Floris Books.

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