By Gill Lewis
A brand new novel from the best-selling and award-winning author of Sky Hawk. Perfect for readers aged 9+ and fans of Michael Morpurgo.
Can Joe find the courage he needs to protect the Sky Dancers?
Sky Dancer is a highly topical and emotionally powerful novel about the plight of the hen harriers and their moorland habitat that will inspire and empower children with its important environmental message.
To celebrate the publication of this gripping new novel by Gill Lewis, we’re giving away five copies of Sky Dancer. For your chance to win a copy, visit Oxford Owl’s Facebook page and comment on our prize draw post telling us what you or your child’s favourite children’s animal story is and why.
Entry closes at 11.59pm on Sunday 22nd October 2017.
Hen harriers and the RSPB
“Although they are an icon of our moorland landscapes, hen harriers remain one of our most threatened and heavily persecuted birds of prey. It’s wonderful to see the story of these beautiful skydancers and the challenges they face made accessible to a whole new audience in such a sympathetic, articulate and unique way.”
– Blánaid Denman, Project Manager, Hen Harrier LIFE+ Project, RSPB
Read more about hen harriers and the RSPB’s conservation project Hen Harrier LIFE on the RSPB website.
About the book
Joe has always loved the moorlands: the wildness, the freedom, the wide open space.
But since his father died, everything has changed, and the moors are no longer a place of refuge.
Now the whole community is divided over the fate of the hen harriers that nest there – and Joe is stuck right in the middle, with a choice to make, and a huge secret to keep.
Joe can’t keep everyone happy. But can he find the strength to fight for what he really believes?
About the author
Gill Lewis spent much of her childhood in the garden where she ran a small zoo and veterinary hospital for creepy-crawlies, mice, and birds. When she grew up she became a real vet and travelled from the Arctic to Africa in search of interesting animals and places.
Gill now writes books for children and has quickly established herself as one of the top animal writers for children aged 9+. Gill’s first four novels, Sky Hawk, White Dolphin, Moon Bear, and Scarlet Ibis published to worldwide critical acclaim and have been translated into many languages.
This October, Gill will be appearing at Bath Children’s Literature Festival and Cheltenham Literature Festival. Find out more and book your place now:
Sunday 8th October 2017 – Bath Children’s Literature Festival
Animal Encounters with Gill Lewis and Kieran Larwood
Saturday 14th October 2017 – Cheltenham Literature Festival
Stories: Agents of Change with Gill Lewis, Sita Brahmachari, and A L Kennedy
In a small boat spinning out on the sea sits a group of refugees, fleeing their war-stricken homes. They have nothing – except their memories, their stories, and their music. In this very special, lyrical fable, beautifully illustrated by Jo Weaver, Gill Lewis weaves an unforgettable tale of displacement, hope, and the search for freedom.