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Owls! : strange and wonderful / Laurence Pringle ; illustrated by Meryl Henderson.

Pringle, Laurence, 1935- author. (Author). Henderson, Meryl, illustrator. (Added Author).
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  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Climax Public Library J 598.97 PRI (Text) 33500012240487 Main Available -
Mahnomen Public Library J 598.97 PRI (Text) 33500012240495 Main Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781620916513
  • ISBN: 1620916517
  • Physical Description: 32 pages : color ilustrations ; 24 x 27 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Honesdale, Pennsylvania : Boyds Mills Press, an imprint of Highlights, [2016]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 31-32) and index.
Summary, etc.: Explores the life of the elusive night creature, the owl, found on every continent except Antarctica.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2016 February #2
    A stealthy predator, downy companion, or astute mascot? Owls, Pringle contends, are as multifaceted as they are abundant. Through a series of photographic watercolors and pithy paragraphs, Pringle and Henderson illuminate the history of the owl, its many forms, and its varied habitats—from church steeples to the frozen tundra. The text helpfully breaks down a discussion of species into a handful of fun facts (you won't find a screech owl screeching) and popular favorites (Harry Potter's Hedwig is a snowy owl, of course!). Physiological details about skeletal structure and digestion are paired with precise illustrations of bones, owl pellets, and telling cutaway views. Side-by-side sketches of the owl with other birds, such as the pigeon and robin, underscore informative tidbits about the owl's wide-ranging binocular vision, its flexible talons, and its 14-boned neck. 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. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Laurence Pringle has written more than one hundred books for children and teenagers, many of them award-winning science titles. Internationally, his books have sold more than three million copies. He and his family live in West Nyack, New York. Visit

Meryl Henderson has illustrated a number of children's books and is a regular contributor to Highlights for Children. She lives in Hunter, New York. Visit

Subject: Owls > Juvenile literature.
Genre: Illustrated works.
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