Owls in the Family by Farley Mowat (1961)

Who wouldn’t want to ride a bike with an owl perched on the handlebars?  Owls in the FamilyOwls in the Family.jpg 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.




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Are you looking for Children’s and Young Adult books that have stood the test of time? I have a master of list of over 600 titles to share. I’m an English major, mother of five and homeschooler for 15 years. My purpose with this blog is to share forgotten favorites that most parents today have never heard of, but are so worth reading! I hope you’ll join with me as I share the best that Youth Literature has to offer.
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1 Response to Owls in the Family by Farley Mowat (1961)

  1. Pingback: Hitty, Her First One Hundred Years by Rachel Field (1929) – Kids Books Worth Reading

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