Owls in the Family

Owls in the Family


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Owls in the Family by Farley Mowat, Robert Frankenberg

Story of Billy and his two remarkable owls, Wol and Weeps. Together they turn the household upside down.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780812426229
Publisher: Random House Childrens Books
Publication date: 09/01/1981
Pages: 91
Sales rank: 824,139
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Farley Mowat was born in Belleville, Ontario, in 1921, and grew up in Belleville, Trenton, Windsor, Saskatoon, Toronto, and Richmond Hill. He served in World War II from 1940 until 1945, entering the army as a private and emerging with the rank of captain. He began writing for his living in 1949 after spending two years in the Arctic. Since 1949 he has lived in or visited almost every part of Canada and many other lands, including the distant regions of Siberia. He remains an inveterate traveller with a passion for remote places and peoples. He has twenty-five books to his name, which have been published in translations in over twenty languages in more than sixty countries. They include such internationally known works as People of the Deer, The Dog Who Wouldn’t Be, Never Cry Wolf, Westviking, The Boat Who Wouldn’t Float, Sibir, A Whale for the Killing, The Snow Walker, And No Birds Sang, and Virunga: The Passion of Dian Fossey. His short stories and articles have appeared in The Saturday Evening Post, Maclean’s, Atlantic Monthly and other magazines.

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Owls in the Family 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is interesting because of how owls react with humans. Also it is a good book that I did not want to put down because it is really funny. It is something that I would remember because it will teach you to treat animals better and how they can get used to or like you really good. It is a book that you will really get into because it is so entertaining you will really find yourself laughing because the animals do some crazy things. When I read this book I felt like people do really care for animals and some people don¿t care. I felt good when I read the book because a lot of good things happen like the boy saving an animal¿s life. This book affected me by making animals be able to live a good life. It also affected me because it taught me to care for animals more than I do now. I recommend this book because it could teach you a lesson and it could also be very funny. If you want to find out what happens you should read the book Owls in The Family.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought that this book was interesting because it was the first fiction book that had owls as pets and one of my favorite animals is the owl. This book was entertaining because it gave me this feeling that I couldn¿t put the book down. I felt happy reading this book because I can¿t put down a book that I like. The book affected me not much because I could imagine some of the words as pictures. The book did change what I was thinking about because it made me think that it was really happening to me but it was not. I recommend this book to others because I thought it was an awesome book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A wonderful read for any fourth grader. Exposes children to the fascinating study of raptors as well as fostering their empathy for animals.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book aloud to my fifth grade class. There were several places in this book where we literally belly laughed at the antics of Billy, Wol, and Weeps. Our favorite part is when the teacher builds a place in the trees from which to observe and photograph the owlets. This book is one of my favorites to read to my students!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
it was amazing. it truly shaped my childhood and made me the exceptional intectual that i am today.
Pippen More than 1 year ago
I so enjoyed reading this book with my children that I have purchased one to read to my grandchildren. Even though the kids could read, this book was fun out loud. We all laid on the couch laughing until tears blurred our vision. Wonderful memories!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book and we read it as a novel in novel study.I loved the book and it was funny.I love animals so I really enjoyed reading this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book for a college Children's Literature course. I found it to be hillarously funny and touching. The constant adventures of Wol, Weeps and Billy keep the reader asking what next. Any kid that has ever had or wanted a unique pet should read this book.
JenKW More than 1 year ago
This book was a great story about the fun to be had using the natural world as your playground. Great for any family that loves nature. All my kids loved it (ages 3-9).
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book ¿owls in the family¿ really didn¿t excite too much. At some parts it could have been interesting. And other times it could be as boring as a wall. I think it was like this because of what the story was about. That¿s just me though. You may enjoy it very much. I was pretty bored whiling reading this book because I don¿t really like these kinds of books. This book gave me an idea about what an owl would be like if there was one in your house. And I thought it would be easier than it is. But really it would be not as easy as it looks. I wouldn¿t recommend this book because I didn¿t really like it that much. But¿You may enjoy a lot. I hope you get more info about ¿owls in the family¿