Bird Being – Nick Hooper (Audiobook)

Bird Being is a children’s book by Nick Hooper about human beings’ relationship to nature, featuring beautiful illustrations by local artists including Briony Smith, Romola Parish, Helen Leith Spencer, Jenny Lines, Susanna Starling, Jebet Mengech, Rebecca Sherlaw-Johnson, Rachael Sherlaw-Johnson and Kerry Burniston.

Narrated by Peter Moreton.
Audio Post-Production by Peter Baumann
Cover artwork and book design by Sonja Burniston


Enter the magical world of Bird Being, beautifully brought to life with narration by Peter Moreton (The Secret GardenRosemary & Thyme) and original theme music by author and film composer Nick Hooper (Harry PotterMy Family and Other AnimalsAfrican CatsPrime Suspect).

It is post-World-War-One Britain, and a ten-year-old boy finds himself mysteriously transformed into a blackbird whilst exploring a sinister part of his local woods for a dare. As he desperately tries to find his way back to his family and friends, he navigates the perilous dangers of life as a bird and develops newfound appreciation for the natural world around him. Told through the voice of a grandfather to his grandchildren, Bird Being is a heartwarming tale of youthful independence, flight, adventure, and human respect for nature.