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Billywise [Hardcover]

Judith Nicholls , Jason Cockcroft

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4 Nov 2002
This book is suitable for the age-range 4+. 'From a mole-black hole in the oldest oak, deep in the heart of the fern-brushed wood', in this poetic and atmospheric text, the first faltering steps of a little owl chick are depicted, from the struggle out of the egg, to the final exhilerating first swoop of flight. A lyrical text from a children's poet is complemented by stunning artwork by prize-winning artist Jason Cockcroft.

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"Cockcroft's luminous, full-bleed, speckled paintings highlight the intensity of young Billywise's eyes and the beauty of the dark forest." -"Kirkus Reviews" --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Judith Nicholls is an established poet for children. Her poems are often anthologised, and she has published many anthologies of her own - including 'Earthways, Earthwise: Poems on Conservation', 'Otherworlds' as well as her own collections, including 'Dragonsfire' and 'Midnight Forest'. Judith lives in Westbury, Wiltshire. The illustrator: Jason Cockcroft is a hugely talented illustrator - his books for Bloomsbury include 'Daddy's Lullaby', and the forthcoming 'Blue Rabbit. He is the winner of the first ever Blue Peter Award in 2000 for 'A Pilgrim's Progress'. Jason lives in Addingham, West Yorkshire.

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From a mole-black hole in the oldest oak, deep in the heart of the fern-brushed wood ... a scritch, a scratch, a tap, a crack! Read the first page
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Book!! 10 Oct 2003
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This book is a wonderful introduction to owls for children!! Beautiful and very accurate illustrations of barn owls. It is a fun book to read as well. My kids wanted me to read the book many times over. A very good buy!
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I highly recommend this book. Good to teach children about different animals like an owl. Enjoy reading this one to my daughter.
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