A captivating short story taken from the collection, BEYOND THE STARS, written and illustrated by two great Irish talents in children's fiction today On the day of the Winter Solstice, all the birds of Ireland assemble before the wise old Barn Owl to choose their ruler by a trial of flight. When Iolar the Golden Eagle, the largest and most powerful bird there, is challenged to the title by the tiny and mysterious Dreolin the Wren, his feathers aren't ruffled: he thinks he deserves to win. But perhaps his confidence is misplaced, for having courage, heart and the respect of your peers are just as important as strength and endurance... An uplifting tale of the triumph of ingenuity over strength, whose memorable characters are brought to life by evocative artwork. Look out for the other eleven stories - also available as e-shorts!
by Michael Scott
by Sherwood Anderson
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