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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Owl Summer: A true story, mostly... Warning, tooting my own horn!

Publication Date: September 25, 2013



Danger!   The swamp is burning!  The fire is spreading!  
The animal kingdom, led by Woodpecker, is preparing for the arrival of birds and animals escaping a raging swamp fire. This has happened before and the animal kingdom knows it must be ready to help those animals forced from their homes. Woodpecker leads the effort, and soon all the animals in the region are spreading the word...."The swamp is burning. Get ready to help."

Woodpecker has another worry: Will the human family living in the house nearby know that their help is needed also? Soon he learns that he should not worry on their part for remembering the past, the humans know and will be ready. 
As they prepare for the animals they know will come, they tell their grandson, AJ, about the last time the swamp burned and they were the rescue area for the Owl family. The grandparents fell in love with the Owls that summer and they, along with AJ, hope they will return this time. Will they? Will the Owls return? Read and find out.

This is a story about humans and nature working together to help in time of emergency. It is about habitat destruction and rescue. It is about caring and sharing. 
It is also a book about animals. One third of the book gives photos and facts about the animals found in the book. There is even a quiz!!! How much do you and your youngsters know about animals?

Based upon our own Owl Summer of several years ago when the Okefenokee Swamp was burning and the wildlife escaping, the book is illustrated with animal and nature photos. The cover was created by a graphic artist who is also a bird lover.

Animal lovers will love the book. It is a longer book, 66 pages including the end factual material. not just a children's picture book, but a story book. The reading level tests at fifth grade, but our 3rd grade grandson will have no trouble with it. It tests at the higher level for the sentences are compound and complex rather than simple declarative sentences found in lower reading levels. The words are easily elementary grade words. 



  Now available at Amazon ;http://www.amazon.com/Owl-Summer-story-mostly-Grannie/dp/1492333239/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1380216359&sr=1-1&keywords=Owl+Summer

 



1 comment:

  1. Nothing wrong with tooting your own horn, Faye! "Owl Summer" looks great.

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