Winterfest 2024 Center Street Story Walk and Story Book Scavenger Hunt

featuring Knight Owl by Christopher Denise
Saturday, February 17, 2024 - 10:00am to Sunday, February 25, 2024 - 3:00pm
Event address: 
2 Center St
Rutland, VT 05701

Join us for the Winterfest Downtown Rutland Story Walk™ featuring Knight Owl by Christopher Denise.  This event is presented with the Downtown Rutland Partnership.

How to participate:

1.  Pick up a copy of the Story Walk map and worksheet at Phoenix Books Rutland.

2.  Starting at Phoenix Books, read the pages in merchant windows and answer the questions according to the location number.  

3.  Turn the completed sheet into Phoenix Books Rutland 3 PM on Sunday, February 25th to be entered to win a Phoenix Books Gift Card.  The drawing will be held on Monday, February 26th and the winner will be notified.  One entry per person, please.


ABOUT THE BOOK:  A determined Owl builds strength and confidence in this medieval picture book about the real mettle of a hero: wits, humor, and heart. 

Since the day he hatched, Owl dreamed of becoming a real knight. He may not be the biggest or the strongest, but his sharp nocturnal instincts can help protect the castle, especially since many knights have recently gone missing. While holding guard during Knight Night Watch, Owl is faced with the ultimate trial—a frightening intruder. It’s a daunting duel by any measure. But what Owl lacks in size, he makes up for in good ideas.

Full of wordplay and optimism, this surprising display of bravery proves that cleverness (and friendship) can rule over brawn. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Christopher Denise spent much of his childhood in Shannon, Ireland, exploring castles and dreaming of great adventures. He is the illustrator of many critically acclaimed books for young readers, including Anika Aldamuy Denise’s Bunny in the Middle, Alison McGhee’s Firefly Hollow, Rosemary Wells’s Following Grandfather, and Anne Marie Pace’s Groundhug Day, as well as several in Brian Jacques’s award-winning Redwall series. His books have appeared on the Indie Next List and the New York Times bestseller list and in the Society of Illustrators’ Annual Exhibition. Knight Owl marks his author-illustrator debut. Christopher’s current adventures include exploring coastal Rhode Island, where he lives with his family.