ACHUKA Book of the Day 16 May 2022
Barnes & Noble Children’s & YA Book Awards Overall Winner 2022
New York Times Bestseller
“Denise’s accomplished digital illustrations—many of which are full bleeds—often use a warm sepia palette that evokes a feeling of antiquity, and some spreads feature a pleasing play of chiaroscuro that creates suspense and drama. A charming blend of whimsy and medieval heroism highlighting the triumph of brains over brawn.” KIRKUS
“Through delicately conveyed firelight, deep shadows, and even an imagined tapestry, Denise provides this cracking tale with illustrations that feel like fully fleshed animated classics as Owl’s actions subvert a traditional conflict story line.” Publishers Weekly
Since the day he hatched, Owl dreamed of becoming a real knight. He may not be the biggest or the strongest, but his sharp nocturnal instincts can help protect the castle, especially since many knights have recently gone missing. While holding guard during Knight Night Watch, Owl is faced with the ultimate trial-a frightening intruder. It’s a daunting duel by any measure. But what Owl lacks in size, he makes up for in good ideas.
Full of wordplay and optimism, this surprising display of bravery proves that cleverness (and friendship) can rule over brawn.
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