The owl –tree is not like any tree Joe has ever seen. It’s huge and leafy and shivers at times like a person; it even seems to speak. Granny Diamond once saw an owl perched among its branches and she has loved the tree ever since. It means the world to her. But her neighbour, Mr Rock, wants to cut it down. Why does he dislike the owl – tree so much? Does the tree have a secret to tell Joe? And how can he, a boy too scared even to climb the tree, be the one to save it?

‘A touching story…with simple line drawings very well done.’
Independent on Sunday


First published 1997 by Walker Books Ltd
This edition published 2004

ISBN 1 84428 638 X