There's an Owl in the Shower

by Jean Craighead George, Christine Herman Merrill

On Sale: 07/02/2019

There's an Owl in the Shower

by Jean Craighead George

illustrated by Christine Herman Merrill

On Sale: 07/02/2019

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About the Book

It’s people versus owls in this laugh-out-loud story about one family’s love for a special little owl, from bestselling nature writer and Newbery Medal winner Jean Craighead George!

Borden Watson’s father is out of job, and it’s all the spotted owls’ fault. The birds are endangered, which means loggers, like Mr. Watson, are no longer allowed to cut down trees.

It doesn’t make sense to Borden. Why are owls being put first over the citizens?

But when Borden finds an owlet in the forest who needs his care, he brings it back home—much to Mr. Watson’s displeasure. Hilarious chaos soon ensues, as the tiny owl makes big changes in this logging family’s home, and makes his way into their hearts.

This heartwarming story is a great way for young readers to learn about important topics, like endangered species, conservation, and environmentalism.

Educator and Librarian Resources

Critical Praise

“Engaging and informative. A good choice for classes studying owls or endangered species.” - ALA Booklist

“An absorbing story that shows both sides.” - School Library Journal

“George displays her usual profound knowledge of animal behavior.” - Kirkus Reviews

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780064406826
  • ISBN 10: 0064406822
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 07/02/2019
  • Pages: 144
  • List Price:8.50 CAD
  • Ages: 8 to 12
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Nature & the Natural World / Environment
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Birds
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Parents

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