Owls! By Laurence Pringle; Illustrated by Meryl Learnihan Henderson


Strange and Wonderful

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ISBN: 9781620916513


Published by (2016-03-08)

This latest installment in the popular Strange and Wonderful series by Laurence Pringle is an easy-to-read and comprehensive introduction to owl species from all over the world. Stuffed with scintillating science facts and large, colored illustrations from Meryl Henderson, this great educational book is sure to resonate with young animal lovers seeking to learn more about these elusive ghost birds.

From the tiny elf owl that weighs less than two ounces to the Eurasian eagle owl that can have a wing span of over five feet, each individual species is described and masterfully pictured in vivid detail through clear, informative text with accompanying artwork. Various facets of the owls' lives are discussed, including their habitats, diet, mating habits, vision, physiology, digestion, and parenting. This miniature encyclopedia, complete with a glossary, index, and further resources, offers a wealth of knowledge to aspiring avian enthusiasts and contains enough factoids to allow even fledgling readers to soar to new heights.

Book Details

Format: Hardcover
Price: 21.99 CAD / 16.95 USD
Published: 2016-03-08
ISBN: 9781620916513
Page Count: 32
Trim Size: 8 x 10

"Through a series of photographic watercolors and pithy paragraphs, Pringle and Henderson illumine the history of the owl, its many forms, and its varied habitats... The text helpfully breaks down a discussion of species into a handful of fun facts... Complete with a glossary of terms, index, and suggested-reading list, this book—true to its swooping subject matter—is swift, exacting, and sure to hook any reader." — Booklist

"Pringle and Henderson successfully pair up again for the newest installment in this series.... the author thoroughly covers the basics of these nocturnal birds, shedding light on habitat, life cycle, and biology.... Back matter will lead young researchers to learn more, and the glossary is especially informative. A great purchase for report writers, budding ornithologists, and generally curious readers." — School Library Journal

In this information-rich addition to the Strange and Wonderful series, Pringle highlights several owl species in a variety of habitats. Working in muted watercolor and pencil, Henderson shows owls flying, hunting for food... the pages (are) divided into accessible blocks, allowing Pringle to explore everything from the lore surrounding owls (from Mayan beliefs to Harry Potter) to the ins and outs of their anatomy, their predatory habits, and the threats they face." – Publishers Weekly