By Author / Illustrator
Friends and family
Little Tiger Press Group
Staying with her grandparents in the Scottish Highlands, Lara is fascinated by the rare white snowy owl her grandad has spotted flying nearby. And when she follows the beautiful bird into the woods, it leads her on a magical adventure... Transported a century back in time, Lara befriends Amelia, who confides in Lara about her cruel cousin, who she's sure is trying to hurt the baby owls nesting in the woods. When Lara discovers the hatchlings belong to her owl, Sky, she's determined to help. But how can she protect them when she needs to return to her own time? An enchanting and magical time-slip adventure from best-selling author Holly Webb. For fans of Michael Morpurgo and The Snow Foal, this is the perfect book to curl up with and enjoy this winter.
Having initially been unconvinced about visiting her grandparents in Scotland, only child Lara finds a common interest in bird watching with her grandfather. Lara is fascinated by the rare white snowy owl that she's spotted flying near her grandparents' cottage. When she follows the magnificent bird into the woods, she is transported on a beautiful adventure back in time.
Sky is perfect for the younger novel reader with a well-crafted, simple-to-follow storyline which hooks you in and makes you want to read more. It touches on relevant topics such as; having periods of time where families are not able to visit each other; protection of wild animals; friendship; the changes in daily life between now and Victorian times and a fleeting mention of recovery from cancer. This is sure to become a much-loved favourite for years to come.
192 pages / Reviewed by Amanda Shipton, teacher
Suggested Reading Age 7+