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An engaging and amusing tale about overcoming fear from an award-winning team.

In the middle of a wood there is a chick who will not fly. “Not I!” she cries to Mother Owl and Father Owl. She flaps, she flips, she flops and hops back into the nest. Time passes and seasons change, but still she refuses to fly. Will she ever learn to let go and soar up into the open sky?

Reviews

Jeanne Willis' lyrical text and Tony Ross' almost ghostly pastel illustrations give this an entrancing, night-time feel

Angels & Urchins

Great for reading aloud...Ross's illustrative style is the perfect match for Willis's imaginative storytelling

Bookbag

The poetic simplicity of the prose, with its built-in repetitions and wordplay is well matched in painterly illustrations by Tony Ross

Irish Times

A gentle poetic story accompanied by atmospheric illustrations, which held the attention of a couple of under threes.

The School Librarian

Beautifully crafted . . . memorable and highly desirable. 5 stars.

Books for Keeps

Has the promise to be a well-loved favourite.

EYE

A gently poetic story accompanied by atmospheric illustrations.

The School Librarian

So gorgeous are Ross’s glowing, soft, delicate, pastel on textured paper illustrations, they make one want to caress the pages. Truly a beautiful picture book.

Jill Bennett, Red Reading Hub

Sweet, poetic story with atmospheric artwork by the legendary Tony Ross.

The Sun

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781849394383

    May 1, 2013

    Andersen

    32 pages

    RRP $18.99

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  • Hardback

    9781849393447

    June 1, 2012

    Andersen

    32 pages

    RRP $29.99

    Online retailers

    • Mighty Ape
    • Paper Plus
    • The Warehouse
    • Whitcoulls
    • Fishpond
    • The Nile
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.co.nz