Papa Owl and Rocket the Dog’s Big Flying Adventure by Michael Lilley and illustrated by Helen Stiles
Papa Owl lives on Sandy Island with his dog Rocket and his two owl friends, Barney and Snowdrop. He is an Inventor and grandad to sisters, Fifi and Flossie, who want to be inventors when they grow up, In this adventure, Papa Owl builds a flying machine that flies silently like an owl.
Papa Owl is based on Professor George Lilley, who was known as Owl Man. He was a real inventor, engineer and grandad. Professor Lilley, who died on the Isle of Wight in 2015 (aged 95) was best connected with the design of supersonic airliner, Concorde. This book is written by Professor Lilley’s son, Michael, in memory of his father.