‘Wake up! Wake up!’ my elder sister, Veryan, shouted as she barged into my room. It was one o’clock in the morning. ‘Can’t you hear the crows calling?
We both rushed into the garden in our nightclothes. There two crows were engaged in a crazy, moonlit, whirling, raucous fight with an owl, high above the great elm which stood in our garden at that time.
The following morning my sister and I went to take a closer look by daylight. We found a tiny bundle of feathers in a hydrangea bush. We naturally took the baby crow into our home.
So it was that ‘The Adventures of Jo Crow’ were born. It is only in recent years that my dear friend, Iris Buhbe, agreed to bring the stories to life with her wonderful drawings.
We hope you will enjoy them.
‘This is the story of two friends who find a baby crow who has been scared out of its nest by an owl. They take the baby crow home until it is big and strong enough to be released back into the wild.
This is the first of a series of stories of a mischievous crow.
In this story, Jo Crow sees a man climbing over a wall into Jayde’s garden. Jo does not know that the man is a bad man who wants to steal things from the house. He thinks the man is one of Jayde’s friends and flies over to help.
You must read the book to find out what happens next and how Jo ends up with his second treasure, a sheriff’s badge, which he carries back proudly to the great oak tree.