| 20.5°C Dublin

'Lost owl' tale wins book prize

A TOUCHING story about a little owl who falls from his nest and sets off on a journey across the forest floor to find his mum won the top prize yesterday in this year's Bisto Awards for children's books.

The top prize, worth €10,000, was given to author Chris Haughton (pictured above with his trophy) for his book for young children entitled 'A Little Bit Lost'. It's the first book by Mr Haughton (32), from Killiney, Co Dublin, who now works as an illustrator and designer in London.

The judges said his brilliantly simple text and psychedelic illustrations captured both the anxiety and thrill of being lost.

Irish Independent