A Girl Called Owl

Amy Wilson

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Macmillan Children's Books

9781509832460
336
Synopsis

It's bad enough having a mum dippy enough to name you Owl, but when you've got a dad you've never met, a best friend who needs you more than ever, and a new boy at school giving you weird looks, there's not a lot of room for much else.

So when Owl starts seeing strange frost patterns on her skin, she's tempted to just burrow down under the duvet and forget all about it. Could her strange new powers be linked to her mysterious father?And what will happen when she enters the magical world of winter for the first time?

A glittering story of frost and friendship, with writing full of magic and heart, the Branford Boase-longlisted A Girl Called Owl is a stunning debut about family and the beauty of the natural world.

'A story of wild winds and bitter frosts with the warmth of friendship at its heart' Abi Elphinstone, author of Sky Song

'A sparklingly frosty read, full of feisty characters, myth and mystery' Daily Mail

In the media
[a] magical debut

The Bookseller

Frozen this is not.

Observer

At its core, Wilson's debut is a story of friendship and the warmth of family, shot through with the magic of winter and the resonance of ancient myths and legends.

INIS Reading Guide

A fantastical coming-of-age tale of magic, love and mystery

INIS Reading Guide