Abi and the Call of the Curlews
"When wild wailing scares Abi every night, her grandparents say, 'Don't worry! It's just the curlews calling.'
But who are the curlews?
In the bush, at the beach, on the sea - Abi searches for the mysterious birds.
How can she be sure that they aren't as scary as they sound when by day they stay silent and hidden?"
The curlews give every visitor a special "first night" experience, when they stay on the island where my parents live. When I was a kid I'd hear these chilling calls but no one could tell me what they were!
These pictures are done with pencil and water colours.