ISBN 1-55337-623-4 (hc)
ISBN 1-55337-624-2 (pb)
Illustrated by Nancy Gray Ogle
This title is available in French as Les rapaces nocturnes (Les Editions Scholastic)
It’s a dark winter night, but the owl is wide awake, listening and watching. A mouse moves under the snow, far away. The owl swoops down, needle-sharp talons ready. Its silent wings, fine-tuned hearing and large eyes are designed for hunting…
How owls hunt is just one of fourteen topics in this clearly written look at the two main groups of owls – typical owls and barn owls. You’ll find out where owls live, what they eat, how young owls learn and much more.
Did you know?
* a group of owls is called a parliament
* owls can’t move their eyes from side to side, but flexible necks allow then to look over their backs
* owls use hoots, whistles and screams to warn unwanted visitors away from their territories
* owls live on every continent except Antarctica
East-to-read text and accurate, detailed illustrations meet the research needs of young children and satisfy their curiosity about these mysterious birds.
"This one is for inquisitive young readers. Excellent detailed illustrations and information to satisfy curiosities about owl wildlife. I highly recommend it." - Review Books
“Takes readers to the realm of the owl, where they will meet different types of owls and learn all about their habitats, survival tactics and much more.” - Books and More for Growing Minds
* 2005 short-list, Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize
* OUR Choice, 2005. Canadian Children’s Book Centre
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