ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: October 18, 2018
A Wee Bird Was Watching
By Karine Polwart; Illustrated by Kate Leiper
A young girl and her mother settle in the woods for a night’s sleep, after a long and tiring journey. But who will keep them safe from harm? A wee bird is watching from the trees. And he knows just what to do. A vividly illustrated telling of a folk tale that speaks to themes of displacement, migration and protection.
Karine Polwart; Kate Leiper
Karine Polwart is a multi-award-winning Scottish songwriter and musician, as well as a theatre maker, storyteller, spoken word performer and essayist. She is a five-time winner at the Radio 2 Folk Awards, and her album Wind Resistance won the Best Music and Sound Award at the CATS 2017. She was also shortlisted for Best Actor ‘Scottish Oscar’ in the Sunday Herald Culture Awards. Kate Leiper is an artist and illustrator who regularly exhibits and undertakes commissions throughout the UK. She is particularly drawn to mythical and animal subjects and has previously worked on Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Folk and Fairy Tales and An Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Mythical Creatures (both published by Floris). She also illustrated the Book of the Howlat (text by James Robertson), published by Birlinn in 2016.