The Crow's Tale by Naomi Howarth

The Crow's Tale

Written by Naomi Howarth
Illustrated by Naomi Howarth

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Longlisted for the inaugural Klaus Flugge Prize, an important new illustration prize for children's books. March 2015 Debut of the Month Inspired by a Lenape Native American myth, this beautiful debut picture book shows how courage and kindness are what really matter.


The Crow's Tale by Naomi Howarth

In the dark depths of winter, snow is falling and the animals are freezing and famished. Brave Crow sets out on a dangerous journey to find the Sun, and beg for warmth. Will Crow succeed, and what will happen to his colourful rainbow feathers?


"The picture book's forte is the outstanding multimedia illustrations that combine lithography and watercolors. Their pastel palette really brings home the warmth of the story she tells and underscores its message: that bravery and kindness are beautiful things in themselves. A heartfelt debut." Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

Naomi Howarth

NAOMI HOWARTH was born and brought up in Edinburgh, Scotland, and studied Costume for Performance at the London College of Fashion, where she graduated with a First in 2010. She worked in the film industry for eighteen months before deciding to pursue a career in illustration. In 2014 she was mentored by Catherine Rayner as part of Booktrust Scotland's Picture Hooks scheme. Naomi's illustrations combine lithography with watercolour, and she has a strong interest in myth, legend and folklore. The Crow's Tale is her first published book. Her second book, Tug of War, will be published in 2017 by Frances Lincoln Children's Books. Naomi lives on a houseboat in west London.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 4


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Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd

Publication date

25th February 2016




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