Beautiful woodcut illustrations depict the journey of a baby owl, fallen from his nest, from shambling to flying, led every step of the way by the other denizens of his tropical island.
Woodcut illustrations of surpassing beauty tell the story of a small owl who finds help in the midst of disaster. Having fallen from his nest before he can fly, a baby owl comes face-to-face with the animal residents of the tropical Orchid Island. He watches stick insects hide among branches, follows tortoises to the ocean, and learns to fly behind a butterfly.
He Hua-Ren’s marvelous illustrations and elegant story unfold before the eye to remarkable effect, making this book an enjoyment for readers of all ages, and elevating it beyond the narrow limits of genre.