Wesley The Owl

Author: Stacey O'Brien
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416551735
Size: 27.75 MB
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Chronicles the author's rescue of an abandoned barn owlet, from her efforts to resuscitate and raise the young owl through their nineteen years together, during which the author made key discoveries about owl behavior.


Author: Stacey O'Brien
Publisher: Random House Australia
ISBN: 1741669308
Size: 16.61 MB
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Sometimes an owl is a woman's best friend... When biologist Stacey O'Brien met a four-day-old baby barn owl, little did she know that this fateful encounter would turn into an astonishing 19-year saga. With nerve damage in one wing, the owlet had no hope of surviving on his own in the wild. O'Brien was immediately smitten, promising to care for the helpless owlet and give him a permanent home. With both a tender heart and a scientist's eye, O'Brien records his life from a helpless ball of fuzz to a playful, clumsy adolescent to a gorgeous, gold-and-white, adult owl with a heart-shaped face. Their bond deepens as she discovers Wesley's outsize personality, subtle emotions and playful nature. When O'Brien develops her own life-threatening illness, the biologist is rescued from death by the insistent love and courage of this wild animal. WESLEY THE OWL is a thoroughly engaging, heart-warming, often funny story of a complex, emotional, non-human being capable of reason, play, and, most important, love and loyalty. It is sure to be cherished by animal lovers everywhere.

Life Stories

Author: Maureen O'Connor
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1591585279
Size: 32.64 MB
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Memoirs, autobiographies, and diaries represent the most personal and most intimate of genres, as well as one of the most abundant and popular. Gain new understanding and better serve your readers with this detailed genre guide to nearly 700 titles that also includes notes on more than 2,800 read-alike and other related titles. * A list of subjects and suggested "read-alikes" accompany each title * Appendixes cover awards, websites, and resources * Detailed indexes provide further points of access

Wise Owl

Author: Ross Berger
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402766428
Size: 63.92 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In some cultures, the owl is heralded as a symbol of strength, prosperity, and knowledge. Learn all about these captivating birds in the Wise Owl: The Ancient Symbol of Wisdom. Inside, you'll discover mythology and folklore about these intelligent creatures and get a look at how they're represented in the media and pop culture. This kit also includes a 2 3/4 inch resin owl and tons of fun facts like this: The only way an owl can view its surroundings is by turning its head. So make the wise decision and take home the Wise Owl.

Feather Brained

Author: Bob Tarte
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 0472119869
Size: 27.65 MB
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For much of his life, the closest Bob Tarte got to a nature walk was the stroll from parking lot to picnic table on family outings. But then a chance sighting of a dazzling rose-breasted grosbeak in wife-to-be Linda’s backyard prompts a fascination with birds, which he had never cared about before in the least. Soon he is obsessed with spotting more and more of them—the rarer the better—and embarks on a bumpy journey to improve his bumbling birding skills. Along the way, Tarte offers readers a droll look at the pleasures and pitfalls he encounters, introduces a colorful cast of fellow birders from across the country, and travels to some of the premier birding sites in the Midwest, including Point Pelee, Magee Marsh, Tawas Point State Park, and even Muskegon Wastewater System. This funny, heartfelt memoir will appeal to birders of all skill levels as well as to anyone who knows and loves a birder.

Digital Talking Books Plus

Author: Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Size: 54.25 MB
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