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Owls Hardcover – March 1, 2005
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K-Gr. 3. This colorful book covers the basics of classroom-oriented owl science: type of bird, variety of owls in North America, parts of the body, behaviors, life cycle, and need for protection. From the eye-catching jacket to the closing page of fast facts, Gibbons certainly understands her audience: what they will need to know and what they will find interesting. More narrative in approach than the rest of the book, the life cycle section follows a mated pair of owls as they build their nest, tend their eggs, and raise their young. Though the background paintings of the night skies get a little murky at times, the colorful illustrations are effective, particularly at a little distance. Carolyn Phelan
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About the Author
Whether she's in her solar house in Corinth, Vermont or in her summer home off the coast of Maine, Gail Gibbons lives surrounded by nature. It is her curiosity for how things work and how things are made that has led her in such a successful career as a children's book author and illustrator. Before creating children's books, she worked for PBS in children's television. She has published almost 50 titles with Holiday House.