A Girl Called Owl

Released by Macmillan Children’s Books, January 2017, A Girl Called Owl has been nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal and longlisted for the Branford Boase Award 2018.

In 2020, to celebrate the publication of its sequel, Owl and the Lost Boy, Macmillan Children’s rejacketed A Girl Called Owl – here’s it’s shiny new cover, designed by Rachel Vale and illustrated by Helen Crawford White.



‘The moon seems to urge me onward, onward, and my feet fly faster and faster as the world around me sparkles silver with new frost…’



‘A Girl Called Owl by  is a lovely read: a winter treat, full of frosty magic ‘ Katherine Woodfine, @followtheyellow.

‘A Girl Called Owl is beautiful. A story of wild winds & bitter frosts that places the warmth of friendship at its wintry heart.’ Abi Elphinstone, @moontrug.

‘…magical debut’ (The Bookseller)

‘Mystery, fantasy and gentle romance, this story will cast its magic over young readers and is the perfect winter read…’ (Lovereading4kids.co.uk)

Jo Clarke, Big Book Project

Jane & Bex book blog

Lancashire Evening Post

Serendipity Reviews

(internal images all thanks to Helen Crawford White)