Little Owl and the Star by Mary Murphy


Little Owl and the Star by Mary Murphy

It is a silent night, and Little Owl is sitting in his tree with a waiting feeling when a star sparkles along. Come with me, says the star, and Little Owl follows, as do three men on camels and shepherds with their sheep. They soon find themselves part of the happiest scene on Earth. Perfect for small hands, this sturdy board book features a sparkly gold starburst foil effect on the cover and a triumphant last page!


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About the Author

As a child, Mary Murphy was a constant reader. Her favourite books included Mary Poppins, Peter Pan and Tom’s Midnight Garden. She also loved any stories about animals. Mary was the third of six children.

Mary lives in Galway, Ireland, and describes herself as "fairly outdoorish, but not sporty". She loves walking, swimming, reading and cycling. Mary studied Illustration and Design in Dublin before freelancing as an illustrator. She has always written for pleasure, and soon began developing ideas for children’s books following the antics of characters she had already visualised. A technique she sometimes uses is to draw the character in different situations, and then see what follows on from there.

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Board book
12 pages
Interest Age: 2+


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Publication date

2nd October 2006



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