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Farley Mowat’s Owls In the Family (A review by Jillian S.)

Posted in Book Reviews, Fiction, Uncategorized, Young Adult books on April 24, 2014 by Mr. Winch

“Owls In The Family” is set in a place called Saskatoon, which is an actual place in Canada. The time was somewhere in the 1930s. Farley Mowat is the writer who created the story. The main protagonist is Billy, who is 13 or 14 years old. He has a friend named Bruce, who is about the same age as him. Billy and Bruce end up finding this one owl after a treacherous storm. It is all alone, and nearly half grown. Billy decides it would make a good pet, so he decides to take the owlet to his house. Later, Billy finds another smaller owl in an an oil barrel. He decides to take that owlet home as well. There are these crows that absolutely hate owls. The minute one crow sees an owl, the owl flock attacks. The crows are definitely the antagonists of the story. There are many more things in the story to talk about, but I don’t want to give you any spoilers, so I’ll refrain from telling you any more. It is an interesting and funny story that has a lot of cute moments too. This book is surely worth reading, especially if you like owls.