A Girl Called Owl

3.76 based on 198 ratings & 45 reviews on Goodreads.com
Macmillan Children's Books

Publication date: 26.01.2017
ISBN: 9781509834068
Number of pages: 0


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, A Girl Called Owl is a stunning debut about family, responsibility and the beauty of the natural world.

In the media

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
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.