Author(s): Naomi Howarth
In the dark depths of winter, snow is falling and the animals are freezing and famished. Brave Crow sets out on a dangerous journey to find the Sun, and beg for warmth. Will Crow succeed, and what will happen to his colourful rainbow feathers?
Inspired by a Lenape Native American myth, this beautiful debut picture book shows how courage and kindness are what really matter.
Shortlisted for Waterstones Children's Book Prize: Illustrated Books 2016.
'This beautiful debut picture book shows how courage and kindness are what matter.' Listed in Children's Buyer's Guide 'Picture Book Hardback' category The Bookseller
NAOMI HOWARTH was born and brought up in Edinburgh, Scotland, and studied Costume for Performance at the London College of Fashion, where she graduated with a First in 2010. She worked in the film industry for eighteen months before deciding to pursue a career in illustration. In 2014 she was mentored by Catherine Rayner as part of Booktrust Scotland's Picture Hooks scheme. Naomi's illustrations combine lithography with watercolour, and she has a strong interest in myth, legend and folklore. The Crow's Tale is her first published book. Her second book, Tug of War, will be published in 2017 by Frances Lincoln Children's Books. Naomi lives on a houseboat in west London.