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The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark

by Jill Tomlinson (author)

Suitable for 5 - 9 years

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Paperback, Jan 2014 €7.48
Paperback, Sep 2000 Available in pack
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Product description

A cuddly classic about fitting in and being brave. If you’re scared of the dark, join this little owl and learn to beat your fear. Being afraid of the dark is a common problem for lots of small people like you. But just imagine how much worse it is if you’re a barn owl, like Plop! After all, owls come out at night. Plop is meant to love the dark. Will he ever learn to be a true night owl? Follow Plop on a magical journey to find out…

  • A true classic of childhood, loved for decades
  • Full-length novel version for developing readers
  • Warm and comforting story full of gentle humour
  • Helps children enjoy the special magic of darkness

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Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 3.6; Lower years; 1.0 points

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  • 112 pages



  1. laki
    on 29 November 2014

    owl afraid of the dark

    we have to learn this and its so boring reading one line and felt tip

    1out of 5
  2. Philippa Gebrekiros
    on 29 March 2010

    The Owl who was afraid of the

    fantastic book - I loved this book in my childhood and am looking forward to sharing it with my children.

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What kids think

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    on 16 November 2015

    I like the book. I like the bit of the book when Plop sez dark is super.

    by Thomas

    5out of 5
  2. Bellasara 113282

    on 6 October 2015

    I love this book! 🐼

    5out of 5
  3. Petula 113689

    on 15 November 2012

    I rate this book 100 out of 100 because it would give a younger child a great opportunity if they were afraid of the dark.

    5out of 5
  4. Avatar cleopatra 761742

    on 3 March 2012

    Great for kids who are scared of thedark and lets them face up to their fears

  5. Avatar owl 761790

    on 9 February 2012

    very good! It’s great for kids who are scared of the dark. A touching book.

    Reccomended! :)

    for any age

    5out of 5
  6. Goldie 113308

    on 23 October 2011


    5out of 5
  7. Avatar bear 761721

    on 2 March 2011

    I thought it was sooooo cute. I felt for Plop it would be terrible to be an owl and be afraid of the dark because they are nocturnal and at the time I was afraid of the dark but it made me think that there is nothing to worry about. (even though I am still a bit know)I think you should really read it yourself nomatter what age.

    5out of 5
  8. Horridhenry thumb 16

    on 25 July 2010

    this book is abut a owl who was afraid of the dark people like dark which makehim like the the dark

  9. Jane blonde 113694

    on 4 August 2009

    a very good book which made me think about the dark more and made me feel for plop the owl i loved it lots and lots!!!

    5out of 5
  10. Love stargirl 113412

    on 26 July 2009

    this book is amazing if you are really into baby animals i think this is a great book for you

    5out of 5
  11. Love stargirl 113412

    on 21 July 2009


    I v read this book at school and then I broght the book and read it 2 at home!

    I love jill tomlinson, iv got the hole book collection and the books are brill!!!!!!!!!!!! :-)

  12. Witchdog thumb 22

    on 1 March 2008

    This was a brilliant book and it would be exalent to read to little children aged 7 to 8 so if you are 7 to 8 READ IT! Got that?

    5out of 5