by Pringle, Laurence, 1935-

Format: Print Book 2016
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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.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "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.--Shemroske, Briana Copyright 2016 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "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 (several rodents meet their demises within), and perching near their nests, while additional images focus on features of their anatomy. The pages are fairly dense with text, but 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. Ages 7-9. Illustrator's agent: Mary Ann Asciutto, Asciutto Art Representatives. (Mar.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series Pringle, Laurence, 1935- Strange and wonderful.
Subjects Owls -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher Honesdale, Pennsylvania :2016
Edition First edition.
Contributors Henderson, Meryl, illustrator.
Language English
Description 32 pages : color ilustrations ; 24 x 26 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 31-32) and index.
ISBN 9781620916513
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