Michelle Houts

Silent Swoop: An Owl, An Egg, and a Warm Shirt Pocket

An owl swoops down to lay her egg in a coal yard - a dangerous spot for a fragile egg! Rescued by Walter, a bird expert with a big heart and warm shirt pocket, the egg miraculously hatches and is aptly named Coal. Thus begins the tender story of rescue, rehabilitation, and most of all, friendship. Watercolor illustrations styled in soft realism capture the connections between Coal and the people whose lives he touches. Complementing the story are additional pages of science information, literacy connections, and STEM activities.

"This delightfully told true story will go in the owl section of my library. A story I won't forget."

Jane Yolen, author of Owl Moon