White Owl, Barn Owl (Read and Wonder)

by Nicola Davies (Author) Michael Foreman (Illustrator)

White Owl, Barn Owl (Read and Wonder)
Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade
Series: Read and Wonder
"Few children now have access to the open woodlands and grasslands frequented by barn owls, but they can all enjoy the magic of the bird thanks to this lovely introduction." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

A young girl and her grandfather look for a barn owl night after night. Will a distinctive heart-shaped face appear at the window? Michael Foreman's lush, intimate paintings are a perfect companion to Nicola Davies's lyrical text featuring intriguing facts about a rare bird indeed. Back matter includes further information about nest boxes and an index.
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Starred Review
Lovely. . . . The quietly lyrical text is accompanied by Foreman's quietly beautiful illustrations.

School Library Journal

This lovely title will be enjoyed widely for personal reading and teaching purposes.

Review quotes

With a big assist from Michael Foreman's shimmering watercolors, British zoologist Nicola Davies captures the bird's ethereal beauty.
—Washington Post 

Nicola Davies
Nicola Davies says, "Now there is so much man-made noise in the ocean that the blue whales are having trouble hearing one another. Unlike humpbacks, their booming hums are infrequent, so it is always exciting when we locate one."

Nick Maland says, "I have illustrated for newspapers and magazines over the years, but it was not until my daughter was born that
I turned to children's books!"
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Guided Reading Level
Candlewick Press (MA)
Publication date
March 20, 2009
Read and Wonder
BISAC categories
JNF003030 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Animals | Birds
JNF037020 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Science & Nature | Environmental Conservation & Protection
JNF003320 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Animals | Nocturnal
JNF019030 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Family | Multigenerational
Library of Congress categories

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