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Adopted By An Owl: The True Story of Jackson the Owl

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From the Author (Robbyn van Frankenhuyzen): "For twenty years we have rehabilitated a wide variety of wild critters, from fawns, foxes, skunks, and crows to opposums, raccoons, rabbits, and owls. Some of the animals were injured adults, others were orphaned babies, but all of them were in need of a little help to get them back into the wild. Growing up on a farm, as well as my training as an animal technician, prepared me for many of the medical situations that arose. Gijsbert took every opportunity to sketch, ...
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From the Author (Robbyn van Frankenhuyzen): "For twenty years we have rehabilitated a wide variety of wild critters, from fawns, foxes, skunks, and crows to opposums, raccoons, rabbits, and owls. Some of the animals were injured adults, others were orphaned babies, but all of them were in need of a little help to get them back into the wild. Growing up on a farm, as well as my training as an animal technician, prepared me for many of the medical situations that arose. Gijsbert took every opportunity to sketch, paint, and photograph our temporary guests during their stay on the farm. More importantly, Gijsbert was issued all the Federal and State permits needed to care for birds of prey. Without these permits, we would never have been able to care for hawks and owls. For good reason, caring for these birds is very tightly regulated and closely monitored. Taking an owl from its nest is dangerous and illegal. We have cared for many Great Horned Owls but none of them were like Jackson, the owl in this story. His personality was unique from the very beginning and we know that we were lucky to have shared such a close bond with this wild bird. This is the true story of his life with us. Enjoy." With illustrations from Gjisbert (Nick) van Frankenhuyzen, noted wildlife artist and illustrator of our Legends series as well as The Blue Spruce by Mario Cuomo and L is for Lincoln: An Illinois Alphabet.

Jackson, a great horned owl, chooses to stay with the family that raised him after a boy stole him from his nest when he was just an owlet.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585360703
  • Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2001
  • Series: The Hazel Ridge Farm Stories
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 59,269
  • Age range: 4 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.34 (w) x 11.30 (h) x 0.43 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2009

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    A true story of a family who rescued an orphaned owl.

    This is a fascinating story of a family's experience caring for an orphaned owl. It is very simply told, easy for children to understand, yet so captivating a story, I couldn't put it down. I found the illustrations stunningly beautiful. This book brought tears to my eyes, and I would recommend it to anyone, any age.

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