Ar Strae Beagan (A Bit Lost) by Chris Haughton

Ar Strae Beagan (A Bit Lost)

Written by Chris Haughton
Illustrated by
Part of the Walker Eireann Series


Ar Strae Beagan (A Bit Lost) by Chris Haughton

A perfect introduction to the Irish language for the very young comes in the form of this beautiful and witty picture book, charting the journey of Little Owl who is just a bit lost ... In Irish, for the very first time, is Chris Haughton's award-winning title about a little accident-prone Owl who has fallen from his nest ... with a bump he lands on the ground. Uh-oh, where is his mummy? With the earnest assistance of his new friend Squirrel, Little Owl sets off in search of her, and meets a sequence of other friendly animals. Yet while one might have his mummy's BIG EYES, and another her POINTY EARS, they are simply not her. Chris Haughton's striking colour illustrations follow Little Owl on his quest to get back home; which of his new friends will lead him back to his mummy?


This stunning picture book from rising Irish star Chris Haughton is one of the top picks of the year. (Sunday Business Post)

About the Author

Chris Haughton

Chris Haughton is a freelance illustrator and designer from Dublin. In 2007 he was named as one of TIME magazine's DESIGN 100 list for the work he does for Fair Trade and People Tree. Chris has created and taught many courses in Design and Illustration around the world, including Ireland, Hong Kong, Korea and India. His debut picture book, A Bit Lost, was the recipient of Gold in the Children's Book category at the Association of Illustrators annual awards. He has also won the 2011 Marion Vannett Ridgway Award, Dutch Picture Book of the Year and was named one of the Booktrust's Best New Illustrators 2011. He lives in London.

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32 pages


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Author's Website


Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

6th September 2012



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