The little girl in this book has never seen a barn owl, but when her grandpa puts a nest-box high in the old oak tree, they wait and they wait until one spring night, just as the sky goes pink, a pale face looks out of it, then takes off towards them.
Nicola Davies graduated from Cambridge with a degree in zoology before going on to work on television programmes such as The Really Wild Show. She is the author of Big Blue Whale, Surprising Sharks, Poo and Ice Bear. Michael Foreman is one of the world's leading illustrators. He has won several major awards and is twice-winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal twice (most recently for War Boy). Michael lives in London.