Hootity Hoot

Powerful Owl is HANGRY! His usual prey is nowhere to be found. Wombat, Pink Galah and Lizard have a special diet planned for the king of the bush, but will Powerful Owl give a ‘hoot’ for healthy meals?


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Gaille Walton is a first-time author. She is an educator, working with children and adults. She travels extensively and has worked in her homeland of Australia, Vietnam and America. She has written plays and poems for classroom use and contributed to articles on health and conservation. In 2015, she completed a Children’s Literature Fellowship at Stoneybrook University, New York. Gaille has a passion for literature, music and environment awareness. She was inspired when observing the threated Powerful Owl in bushland behind her Sydney school. She has been involved with bird groups since childhood. Due to recent natural disasters, Gaille feels an urgency to use her books as a springboard for young children to learn.

Graeme is a visual artist and illustrator. He has loved drawing since childhood. He works from home and has a busy practice, completing commissions for portraiture and illustrations for children’s books. Graeme’s subjects and styles are broad, from fierce beasties to happy humans, rendered in graphite, ink, charcoal, acrylic and pixels. He has twice been a finalist for portraiture in the Mortimer Prize for Realism (2011-2012) and received the Grand Champion award in the 2013 Gunnedah Art Exhibition. Graeme is currently working on an exhibition of his fantasy works.

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