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A Girl Called Owl

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The moon seems to urge me onward, onward, and my feet fly faster and faster as the world around me sparkles silver with new frost . . . it's like being in a snowglobe, my very own little world, all of ice

About the Author

A. J. Wilson is a former journalist and stay-at-home-mum. She lives in Bristol. She is a graduate of the Bath Spa MA in creative writing.


A fantastical coming-of-age tale of magic, love and mystery. * INIS reading guide * An impressive coming-of-age debut novel, A Girl Called Owl combines elements of mystery, adventure, romance, fantasy and folklore, while set in the contemporary world. * SLA * [D]eftly integrates figures from folkore and ancient mythology into the wider narrative of family, friendship and identity * Primary Times * a spectacular portrayal of nature and its many faces, interweaving legend, fairy-tale, perseverance and friendship into a story that teaches that love and strength can be found in the most unlikely people. * Typewritered Blog * A chillingly good adventure about family, friendship and the delicate balance of nature. An engaging read for fans of Narnia. * Drawing on Books blog * Full of mystery with every turn of the page -- Rose, age 11 - Lovereading4kids reader review A magical and enchanting story about the mystical world of winter . . . [with] adventure, power, trust, friendship and discovery. -- Freya, age 13 - Lovereading4kids reader review Absolutely breathtaking -- Judith, age 11 - Lovereadingkids reader reviewer As well as exploring ancient legends, this book explores themes of friendship and identity, and it works very well as a coming-of-age story with characters you genuinely care about. * Books for Keeps * a perfect read for those who love wintery magic and a strong female character proving her place in the world. * BookTrust * [a] magical debut * The Bookseller * This debut is a sparklingly frosty read, full of feisty characters, myth and mystery * Daily Mail * A winter treat full of frosty magic -- Katherine Woodfine, bestselling author of The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow A story of wild winds and bitter frosts with the warmth of friendship at its heart. -- Abi Elphinstone, author of The Dreamsnatcher

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