Without Surprise


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When I ask a group of children: “Why is it that we call owls wise?” , they reply:

“Their eyes – they can see through the night” …. “They can turn their heads completely round”……. “They wear spectacles”……. “They know everything”……. “Merlin had one”……. “They fly without a sound.” I tell them: “Perhaps it’s to do with all these things but, forgive me, the answer may also lie within the lines of this poem.

“Here’s a wise owl, for your birthday

I think I saw him…………….”

A beautifully illustrated book of poetry for children

Written by Tony Maude and illustrated by Monica Brufton. First published in 2013.
Black and white; 60 pages;229 x 152 mm

Available only in paperback.

Tony Maude
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Tony Maude – singer, song-writer, guitarist, composer, poet…. Tony has been writing for and working with children and adults for over 40 years. Educated at New College, Oxford in Modern Languages, he works throughout Europe... Read More

Monica Brufton
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Monica Brufton is a professional freelance animator, illustrator and painter. After studying fine art at Chelsea School of Art she worked on Beatrix Potter’s stories for TV, the feature film “Miss Potter”, and the popular... Read More


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