Owls in the Familyby Farley Mowat
91 pages, General Fiction
Reviewed by Victor
Fast read, but a very well told story.
PlotBilly has various pets around his house, but he is never shy of taking on one more. Or two more, as the case may be. Billy, Bruce, and Murray, all proud Saskatoon lads, come across two owls and decide to keep them for pets. Many adventures ensue when you have a two-foot-tall nocturnal predator for a friend!
MoralityThere is right and wrong, and the boys know which is which. However, they aren't afraid to stand up for themselves if they have to.
Spiritual ContentA ghost story is told.
ViolenceWol and Weeps are carnivores, so sometimes they attack other animals. Billy's dad shoots some crows. The boys' teacher falls out of a tree and breaks his camera.
Drug and Alcohol ContentNone.
Crude or Profane Language or ContentSome boys abuse Weeps the owl before Billy gets him.
ConclusionA great book. It has an interesting perspective on some Canadian wildlife and is told in an appealing manner. It is ideal for getting kids interested in discovering animals, especially owls.
|Written for Age:||8-10|
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