Wednesday, November 13, 2013

"The Christmas Owl" by Angela Muse

The Christmas Owl
by Angela Muse

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A Barred owl becomes injured and must ask others for help. He promises to give back to those who have a generous heart and he is true to his word.

One December day a bitter wind blew steady.
And snow fell thick like Jack Frost's confetti.
A young Barred owl had fallen from his perch.
Injured and cold for safe harbor he searched.

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By Lynda Dickson
The Christmas Owl is a gentle story written by Angela Muse and beautifully illustrated by Helen H. Wu. It shares the great message that, if you show kindness to strangers, it will be repaid.
I found the rhyming story to be a bit forced and clunky at times, and the punctuation to be dubious. There was also an error in vocabulary that I won't point out because most people probably wouldn't notice. I do, however, find this a bit disturbing in a children's book of only 500 words or so.
This book would make a lovely Christmas gift for a special child in your life. It encourages the gift of giving, being generous, and being grateful, all of which are great sentiments for this time of the year.

About the Author
Angela Muse was born in California to a military family. This meant that she got used to being the "new kid" in school every couple of years. It was hard trying to make new friends, but Angela discovered she had a knack for writing. In high school Angela began writing poetry and song lyrics. Expressing herself through writing seemed very natural. After becoming a Mom in 2003, Angela continued her storytelling to her own children. In 2009 she wrote and published her first children's book aimed at toddlers. Since then she has released several more children's picture books and released her first young adult romance in 2012.
Angela's husband, Ben Muse, writes suspense/thriller books that can also be found on Amazon.

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