Written by Molly Fernandes and illustrated by botanical artist Marlene Lozano, ‘Owen’s Afternoon Tea‘ captures the mysticism of bird science and celebrates science and the written word.
WHAT’S YOUR BOOK ABOUT?
‘Owen’s Afternoon Tea’ is a rhyming picture book with enormous appeal. Owen is an ornithologist on his ultimate quest to discover the largest of the eagles- the Harpy Eagle. His misadventure takes him on a journey to the most remote habitats where he observes a wide array of beautiful birds. Written by Molly Fernandes and illustrated by Botanical artist Marlene Lozano, this story captures the mysticism of bird science and celebrates science and the written word.
WHAT ARE YOU BOOK USP?
Combining rhyme and beautiful illustrations, Owen’s Afternoon Tea is captivating audiences young and old. Featuring the most majestic birds in their natural habitats, the story is a whimsical one that combines humour with science.
CAN YOU TELL US A BIT MORE ABOUT YOURSELF?
Molly Fernandes is part nomad, part immigrant and part Western Australian. She grew up in 1970s Perth, after spending the first two years of her life in war torn Beirut. The daughter of parents that drifted, she gathered stories as she grew. These tales began to unfold on the shorelines of Cosy Corner and Emu Point where she spent her summers as a young girl. She gained a deep respect and appreciation for the power of the written word from a young age, as she visited many remote places and began exploring story writing. Spending time in the Kimberley, Southwestern Australia, the most isolated city in the world, and traveling the globe has given her a unique fascination with people and places, resilience, challenge and struggle.
She began her apprenticeship reading Enid Blyton, Kenneth Grahame and Ernest Hemingway. Her passion for writing and art inspired her to become a primary school teacher. She has published two books; Owen’s Afternoon Tea and The Call of the Boodier.
‘Oven’s afternoon tea’ is available on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3GEgJUP