A Time to Be Brave (Owly #4)

by Andy Runton (Author) Andy Runton (Illustrator)

Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade
Series: Owly

Owly, the little owl with a heart of gold, returns for another forest adventure in this Eisner-winning series about friendship!

For Owly and Wormy, nothing beats the power of friendship! But fear can be a powerful force, too. There's a new visitor to the forest, an opossum who's misunderstood because of the way he looks. Wormy is afraid of him, and when Owly tries to untangle him from a fence, Possey begins hissing and bares his sharp teeth! He's scared and hurt, and now everyone is afraid! Can the trio be brave and face their fears with just a little courage and a lot of friendship?

Through a unique blend of words and symbols, Owly can be read by the youngest readers, and is a great introduction to graphic novels!

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Review quotes

Praise for Owly: The Way Home:

Runton's evocative characters are nothing short of huggably adorable and affirm the importance of compassion and empathy against perceived stereotypes... A simple but by no means simplistic tale emphasizing the universality of kindness. — Kirkus Reviews

As always, Owly is a steadfast and indispensable friend to everyone he meets, including young readers in search of warmhearted adventure. — School Library Journal

Runton's illustrations glow with vivid and lustrous color, the characters all delightfully expressive. — Publishers Weekly

A cute little tale. — School Library Connection

Praise for the Owly series:

Appeals to all ages... Equally noteworthy are the expressive drawings and universal lessons of persistence, kindness, and loyalty. — People

Delightfully sweet... Even readers older than the target audience will appreciate the book's simple charm, wisdom, and warmth. — Booklist

Andy Runton

Andy Runton is the award-winning creator of Owly, which has earned him multiple awards, including the Eisner Award for Best Publication for a Younger Audience. The Owly books have been praised for their "charm, wisdom, and warmth" by Booklist, and WIRED.com said they are "one of the best comics for kids around. Period." Andy lives in the greater Atlanta area where he works full-time as a writer and illustrator. Visit him online at andyrunton.com.

Classification
Fiction
ISBN-13
9781338300727
Lexile Measure
420L
Guided Reading Level
E
Publisher
Graphix
Publication date
February 20, 2022
Series
Owly
BISAC categories
JUV039060 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Friendship
JUV039050 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Emotions & Feelings
JUV002360 - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Nocturnal
JUV008040 - Juvenile Fiction | Comics & Graphic Novels | Action & Adventure
JUV008110 - Juvenile Fiction | Comics & Graphic Novels | Humorous
JUV008050 - Juvenile Fiction | Comics & Graphic Novels | Animals
Library of Congress categories
Friendship
Animals
Graphic novels
Comic books, strips, etc
Owls
Fear
Cartoons and comics

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