MR. OWLIVER’S MAGIC AT THE MUSEUM, Written and Illustrated by Carolyn Bracken, Schiffer Publishing Ltd., Schiffer Kids, ARC Review

Pub Date 28 Nov 2017


Mr. Owliver loves his job as night watchman for the Animaltown Art Museum, partly because he’s an owl and is up at night anyway, but mostly because he’s proud to protect such beautiful works of art. His friends think he must be lonely, but he has the company of the all subjects in the paintings. One in particular, the lovely Ms. Wren in Auguste Wrenoir’s The Loge, is his favorite. One night on his birthday he has a feeling things aren’t as they should be. That’s when he makes a startling discovery that begins a night full of surprises. This is definitely a birthday Mr. Owliver will never forget! This book is designed to introduce children to some famous masterpieces while entertaining the adult reader with visual puns.
Available Editions
EDITION Hardcover
ISBN 9780764354274
PRICE $16.99 (USD)

Thank you Netgalley and Schiffer Publishing Ltd., for the ARC review of this book to read and give my honest review.


Carolyn Bracken shows a great talent in not just writing this story, but also in how she’s illustrates it with beautifully adapted watercolours. The writing is simplistic and easy to read in this picture book, and gives an inside glimpse into what might be kept at an art museum, with a few twists that are entertaining and original. At the back of the book is a bit more information regarding her take on art. Overall, this delightful book is beautifully illustrated, creatively written and sure to entertain young readers. I found it engaging, enlightening and wonderfully done!

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