Released on 26 January 2017.

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A Girl Called Owl

For ages 9-11
3.76 based on 98 ratings & 24 reviews on Goodreads.com

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 glittering story of frost and friendship, with writing full of magic and heart, A Girl Called Owl is a stunning debut about family, responsibility and the beauty of the natural world.
Hearthfire Blog
such a magical, frosty read bursting with adventure and honestly made me want to curl up in front of a fireplace and get lost in it. If you're looking for a winter read, I'd definitely insist you pick it up
The Enchanted Bookcase Blog
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