I treated myself to this Eva Lindström boook, I love its delicate, minimal style and surreal storyline about a girl befriending a tawny owl having seen him on a television nature program.
Stephan the owl had had a job that he didn't like and ultimately was not good at and so he begins to explore other options.
He tries to open a shop with his friend Boris but it didn't work out.
Eventually after many flops and failures Stephan finds something he is good at and enjoys, teaching people to fly. This is a book about friendship and searching for acceptance and happiness, a wonderful book in which the ordinary and extraordinary are beautifully entwined in a story about perseverance and success over failure.