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This wordless picture book expresses a small boy’s love for an eagle that he sees circling his house and garden. Enraptured and inspired, he chalks the shape of an eagle on his roof. The chalk eagle seems to need a friend, so he draws a chalk boy like himself and imagines their feeling of oneness as they soar away together. With a reduced palette of predominantly white, blue and green and with shifting geometric shapes of houses and rooftop that hover between two and three dimensions. Tahvili creates a dreamscape between reality and imagination. Tiny Owl’s press release compares this book to Aaron Becker’s Journey trilogy, but Chalk Eagle is more about atmosphere than detail.
- Read a review of Chalk Eagle by Lesley McFarlane – a reading leader in a primary school
- Watch this stunning animated book trailer for Chalk Eagle
- Read Five reasons your school needs Chalk Eagle
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