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The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark

Written by Jill Tomlinson

Illustrated by Paul Howard

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Plop is a baby owl. Perfect in every way - except for one. He's afraid of the dark! But he soon discovers, through a variety of new friends, that dark can be fun and exciting and magical! This is a story for very young readers.

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The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark Synopsis

Plop, the Baby Barn Owl, is like every Barn Owl there ever was, except for one thing - he is afraid of the dark. Dark is nasty he says and so he won't go hunting with his parents. Mrs Barn Owl sends him down from his nest-hole to ask about the dark and he meets a little boy waiting for the fireworks to begin, an old lady, a scout out camping, a girl who tells him about Father Christmas, a man with a telescope and a black cat who takes him exploring. He realizes that through these encounters that dark is super after all.

Filled with gentle humour and comfort, Jill Tomlinson's animal stories have been enjoyed by children who want to snuggle down with a good read for decades. This edition of The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark is beautifully illustrated by Paul Howard.

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ISBN: 9781405275545
Publication date: 09/10/2014
Publisher: Egmont Books Ltd an imprint of Egmont UK Ltd
Format: Novelty book

ISBN: 9781405271974
Publication date: 02/01/2014
Publisher: Egmont Books Ltd an imprint of Egmont UK Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781405271974
Publication date: 04/03/2004
Publisher: Egmont Childrens Books
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781405271974
Publication date: 2nd January 2014
Author: Jill Tomlinson
Illustrator: Paul Howard
Publisher: Egmont Books Ltd an imprint of Egmont UK Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 112 pages
Suitable for: 5+ readers, 7+ readers
Genres: Animals
Recommendations: eBooks

About Jill Tomlinson

Jill Tomlinson never intended to be a writer.  She trained as an opera singer, and then decided to have a family whilst her voice matured.  But illness intervened, and she had to find another outlet for her energies.  She started on a journalism course, and by the third lesson decided she wanted to write for children.  So she did! It did not come easily.  Her first story, The Bus who went to Church, was rejected by sixteen publishers before it was accepted for a picture book.  Several other picture books followed until she felt ...

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