Written and illustrated by Christopher Denise
A Caldecott Honor Winner
A New York Times Bestseller
An Indie Bestseller
An Indie Next List Pick
An ALSC Notable Book for Children
A Barnes & Noble's Best Children's Book of the Year
An Amazon Best Children's Book of the Year
An NPR Best Book of the Year
A PW Gift Guide Selection
A Good Housekeeping Best Kids' Book
A Bookpage Best Picture Book of the Year
A Washington Post Best Children's Book of the Year
A Kirkus Best Book of the Year
A Cybils Award Winner
An Oklahoma Redbud Read-Aloud Award Winner
A Junior Library Guild Selection
A determined Owl builds strength and confidence in this medieval picture book about the real mettle of a hero: wits, humor, and heart.
Since the day he hatched, Owl dreamed of becoming a real knight. He may not be the biggest or the strongest, but his sharp nocturnal instincts can help protect the castle, especially since many knights have recently gone missing. While holding guard during Knight Night Watch, Owl is faced with the ultimate trial--a frightening intruder. It's a daunting duel by any measure. But what Owl lacks in size, he makes up for in good ideas.
Full of wordplay and optimism, this surprising display of bravery proves that cleverness (and friendship) can rule over brawn.
Target Age: 4-8