Thirty-Third Owl, The
- Thirty-Third Owl, The
- ISBN: 9781845278304
- Jane Burnard
- Publication June 2021
- Suitable for age 12+ or Key Stage 3/4
- Format: Paperback, 198x128 mm, 316 pages
Deep within a wooded, Welsh valley, something magical is stirring. An ancient force, the stuff of myth and legend, has been disturbed, releasing powerful sorcery from the dark, troubled past.
Jane Burnard comes originally from northern England, but came to live in Wales around eight years ago. She worked as a children's book editor – first full-time, and then as a freelancer – for over twenty years. She has written rhyming texts for board books and adapted/updated several adult and teenage non-fiction titles, but this is her first children's novel. She has been very inspired by the Welsh language, its culture, myths and history, and longed to reflect and celebrate them in some way. Writing a children's story seemed the most obvious way to achieve this.
Soon twelve-year-olds Rose and Ianto are caught up in its spellbinding grip. Together with Ianto's unpredictable great uncle, Mr Williams, and Del, the loyal sheepdog, they must venture deep underground to battle the curse and finally solve the mystery of the Thirty-Third Owl ... An exciting, magical adventure story, woven from strands of the history, myth and language of Wales.