Olwen Finds Her Wings
While a baby owl is perched alongside her siblings, she longs to do more. Olwen’s the youngest of the bunch and feels incapable of much, but when she sees something hopping in the snow, she wants to try doing the same. She climbs carefully down the tree trunk, lifts her feet in the air, and discovers her legs are much too short to leap like a hare. When her attempt to roar like a “Growlmouth” and scamper as a “Patterpaw” fails, she begins to believe there’s little she can do. With reassurance from Mama, she tries to do what none of those creatures can do – spread her wings and fly.
This is a precious story about growing up and discovering one’s strengths. It’s also about determination and courage as well as the enduring support of a parent. Olwen’s mom never doubts her abilities and encourages her when she feels she has nothing left to give. Her mom’s sweet, gentle spirit boosts her confidence and erases her self-doubt. Children with loving parents will find this tale relatable, and those without will dream they have that immeasurable gift. Youth will find the illustrations simply adorable, a welcoming presence that invites them in to enjoy this indelible treat.
|Page Count||40 pages|
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