All about Owls

All about Owls

by Jim Arnosky
     
 

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Part of a major reprinting of renowned naturalist Jim Arnosky's beloved All About series, All About Owls is a thorough and colorful introduction to the world of owls.

In Spring 08, Scholastic Nonfiction is relaunching Jim Arnosky's treasured All About series with all-new paperback covers! In All About Owls, Arnosky shows how owls grow and live, answering kids'

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Part of a major reprinting of renowned naturalist Jim Arnosky's beloved All About series, All About Owls is a thorough and colorful introduction to the world of owls.

In Spring 08, Scholastic Nonfiction is relaunching Jim Arnosky's treasured All About series with all-new paperback covers! In All About Owls, Arnosky shows how owls grow and live, answering kids' biggest questions about owls, such as: Where do owls live? How do they see so well at night? What do owls eat? How can you tell if an owl lives near you? Packed with intriguing information and brought to life by Arnosky's vibrant watercolors, this book will fascinate young readers.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Judy Katsh
Noted naturalist, author, and painter, Arnosky has created another fine addition to his "All About" series of books. In this close look at owls, their habits, physiology, variety, and specialization, Arnosky captures the attention of both the casual reader and the information seeker. Captioned watercolor illustrations provide a colorful backdrop for the text, which is general enough to provide basic information and specific enough to answer most readers' questions. It's a courteous look at one of Mother Nature's creatures by a man who has obvious respect for all Her work.
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 2-4-Arnosky's curiosity about wildlife has once again resulted in a wonderfully enticing book for young naturalists. Just as he did in All about Alligators (Scholastic, 1994), he draws readers in with a life-sized six-page spread-this time depicting a Great-horned Owl. The conversational tone of the text is simple but never condescending, with a logical flow that covers owl biology and behavior while focusing on the species that live in North America. The detailed watercolors will charm even the staunchest fans of nature photography. The display of a dozen owls from different habitats drawn to scale, the insets that describe their eyes or fetuses-these are the illustrations that bring science alive. The owl swooping through a dark forest, its calls haunting the night-these are the paintings that will appeal even at story time. If you're looking for strong photography, pair this with Michael George's Owls (Child's World, 1992). But for easy nonfiction with style and charm, it's all about Arnosky.-Susan Oliver, Hillsborough County Science Library at MOSI, Tampa, FL

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780439058520
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
10/01/1999
Series:
All about Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 7.20(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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