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The Boy Who Wanted to Fly

Written and illustrated by Uzma Taj

A story about a boy who’s dreams about flying takes him on an adventure as a Great Horned Owl...

£11.99 - Hardback

£8.99 - Paperback

Publication Date: 31st July 2023


Size: 210 x 210mm

Black and white illustrated book

88 pages - sample pages below

Word count - 4,669

Age 6 and above

Sample Pages

Ibrahim dreams about flying, and one day he encounters a great horned owl who dreams of being a boy. Much to his surprise, the owl agrees to swap bodies. At first he is in the wonder of flying, but very soon discovers the more practical aspects of being an owl, like hunting for food.

After a failed and half-hearted attempt at hunting a squirrel and being chased by a dog, he ventures back home hoping the Owl-That-Wanted-To-Be-A-Boy will help him be a better owl.  On
his homeward journey he encounters the wisdom of the Crows and learns about the sacred sound of the Trees.

A story about Nature leaning in when learning to be yourself... 

About the author

uzma taj draws and writes stories in Cumbria, UK, where she is inspired by tall friendly trees and hugging mountains. This is her debut novel, 1st imagined when she was 13 years old.  Inspired by her 2 little nephews Omar and Osman.


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