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The Book of North American Owls Hardcover – March 27, 1995


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 4 - 6
  • Hardcover: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Clarion Books; Library Binding edition (March 27, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0395605245
  • ISBN-13: 978-0395605240
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 0.4 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,566,480 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Grade 4-7?Sattler and Zallinger return to the successful format of The Book of Eagles (Lothrop, 1989) to showcase another raptor. Limiting themselves to those found in North America allows children to focus on those they might actually see in the wild, but still offers detail on a great variety of sizes, behaviors, and habitats. Sattler begins with a personal childhood story and often introduces a new topic with anecdotal narrative to draw in youngsters. Historical and scientific background information is given, followed by a clearly organized picture of the bird's life cycle and place in nature. At one point, the author veers too close to fiction, translating an owl's mating calls into English, and she espouses a positive view of its place in the ecosystem (a position some farmers and loggers take issue with). On the whole, though, this is a balanced, entertaining, and informative selection. The second half of the book is a pictorial glossary of owls that highlights each of the 21 species that live on this continent; it includes good range maps, specific behavioral and physical facts, and calls. The attractive drawings, clean format, and generous size contribute to this appealing treat for nature fans.?Susan Oliver, Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library System
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Gr. 3^-6. Amply illustrated with color pencil and watercolor artwork, this large-format book introduces the physical features and habits of North American owls. Sattler explains how owls differ from other birds; what makes them good predators; how they court, nest, and raise their young; and what their collective future might be. Following this, a useful "Glossary of Owls" introduces 21 species of owls, each described on a page that includes a large full-color illustration and a map showing its summer and winter ranges of habitat. A bibliography is appended. A very attractive offering, intriguing to read and well designed for research. Carolyn Phelan

Customer Reviews

He and I started reading it immediately.
K. Johnson
I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in owls, including older children.
Julius
I highly recommend it for use in the classroom.
Rain Writer

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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on November 19, 2000
Format: Hardcover
The pictures are amazing and they have a page for many of the different owls. Each picture is filled with detail and the author gives lots of information. If you have a research project due on owls this is the book to get.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Dianna S. Bryant on March 27, 2008
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This is a great, easy to understand, thorough book on North American Owls. I have worked rehabilitating owls and in doing educational programs with non-releaseable owls for five years. I'm using this book as an educational tool, I have bought copies to share with other wildlife rehabilitators. If you love owls and want to learn more about them, this is a great source of knowledge, the art work is beautiful the text covers just about everything that a person could think to ask. Dianna Sue Bryant
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on July 31, 2008
Format: Paperback
This is probly the best non-fiction book I've ever read. it's packed with information and the illustraitions are beautiful. In the back of the book, there's a "glossary of owls" with short essays of a few types of owls, containing their size, call, latin name, what they eat, etc. This book is definitly a must-have.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Julius on September 10, 2010
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This book was my first "owl book", and I really enjoyed it, from cover to cover. It is a very short read, and a very good one. I have since read other books on owls, and it is clear that Helen Sattler's book is a very well-written and well-researched book in which a lot of good information is put into a relatively short treatise on the subject of owls. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in owls, including older children. The writing alone is excellent.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Karen S on May 25, 2009
Format: Paperback
I bought this book to supplement a 5th grade science unit on owls, & was not disappointed. It is filled with content,details, also wonderful illustrations that are both beautiful & informative. The book creates even more interest in owls, & makes a great daily read aloud or addition to upper elementary/middle school classroom library. My students enjoy this book very much.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By D L Woodbury on May 1, 2012
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I found this book to be an excellent reference source for both children and adults looking for a simplified acurate testament on North American Owls. The literature is easy to read and understand, while the illustrations are magnificent.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Robinson on February 2, 2012
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I just received this book to use as a prize for a contest at work. I do love the details and pictures, it is very informative and exactly what I was looking for. My only issue with the book is that is it wavy. It doesn't look water damaged, but more like it wasn't kept flat and has a couple curves when you look at the bottom edge up. I'm hoping that it magically flattens out overnight before I give it away tomorrow.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By K. Johnson on January 1, 2013
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This was a Christmas gift for my ten-year-old grandson who likes owls. He and I started reading it immediately. It held his interest with it's attrractive colored drawings rather than photos. It has concise but comprhensive information about owls habits, preferred foods, and where they like to live, and such. It's a nice book.
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