Who wouldn’t want to ride a bike with an owl perched on the handlebars? Owls in the Family is a semi-autobiographical tale from Farley Mowat’s (1921-2014) childhood in central Canada.
Wol and Weeps are the two charming great-horned owls rescued by a trio of boys in Saskatchewan. The antics and scrapes that ensue with the owls, plenty of other crazy pets, the boys and their families will bring a chuckle to even the most reluctant reader!
It is hard to imagine a more delightful book under 100 pages.
By the way, Farley Mowat has written many books (for both children and adults). His best known novel, Never Cry Wolf, was made into a movie by Disney (PG rating) in the early 1980’s. The film is beautiful and exciting and well worth watching as a family (be aware there is a bare-bum shot toward the end of the film during the caribou stampede). The book Never Cry Wolf, however, is difficult reading and I would not recommended it for children.
Middle reading level, 91 pages, Fiction, Animals, Published in 1961.