Ulchabhain Oga (Owl Babies) by Martin Waddell
  

Ulchabhain Oga (Owl Babies)

Written by Martin Waddell
Illustrated by Patrick Benson
Part of the Walker Eireann Series

RRP £6.99

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Synopsis

Ulchabhain Oga (Owl Babies) by Martin Waddell

A beautifully translated Irish language edition of the perennial best seller Owl Babies. An ideal first foray into Gaeilge for the very young!Three baby owls, Sarah, Percy and Bill, wake up one night in their hole in a tree to find that their mother has gone. So they sit on a branch and wait... Darkness gathers and the owls grow anxious, wondering when their mother will return. But, at last, she does and they bounce up and down with joy, welcoming her home. This stunning title reassures little children that Mommy will always come home.

Reviews

Waddell's stories treat the fears of the very small with wit and sensitivity... Benson's pictures are outstanding. (Independent on Sunday)

About the Author

Martin Waddell

As a child

I've been blown up, buried alive and had cancer as an adult, and survived all these experiences, so I'm a very lucky man. I live where I lived as a child, and nearly all my stories come from things that have happened to me here, at the foot of the Mountain of Mourne.

As an artist
I work in an old stone barn beside my home, and dream my stories in the garden and on long walks on the beach in front of my house. I never write anywhere else. This is where I belong.

Things you didn't know about Martin Waddell

I can wiggle my ears. I am a very noisy tennis player. I had a cat that could open doors. My dog hears my stories before I write them. I scored a hat trick on my debut in adult football, but wound up as a goalkeeper. I used to run a junk stall. I like bringing up egg-shaped stones from the beach to my garden. I like apple tarts. I hate onions. I’m a happy man

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages

Author

Martin Waddell
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Publisher

Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

1st September 2012

ISBN

9781406341126


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