Little Owl and the Star by Mary Murphy
A Christmas Story

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With bold, eye-catching graphics, glittering foil, and a gentle text, Mary Murphy retells an age-old Christmas story for the youngest of children.

It was a silent night.
I sat in my tree,
with a waiting feeling.

On a silent night, a star beckons to Little Owl, and he follows. He flies by three men on camels, plodding through sand and watching the sky. He flies above hills where shepherds keep watch over sheep, who watch too. And finally, in a distant manger, he finds a man, a woman, and the happiest baby - and joy that lights the world.
 

About Mary Murphy

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Mary Murphy is the author-illustrator of a number of children’s books, including I KISSED THE BABY! and HOW KIND! She says, "LITTLE OWL AND THE STAR started with the idea of bravely following your spirit, and of how rewarding and fulfilling that journey can be. It became a Christmas story quite by accident, when I remembered the most famous moving star of all." Mary Murphy lives in Galway, Ireland.
 
Published October 13, 2003 by Candlewick. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In this simple and touching Christmas story, Little Owl meets a bright and shining star who invites the young owl to follow along in the sky.

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A gold-foil star adorns the cover (and final spread) of Mary Murphy's unjacketed picture book Little Owl and the Star: A Christmas Story.

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