OWES IN THE FAMILY by Farley Mowat


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A into the trials and tribulations of ""domesticating"" two owls and assimilating them into a farmful of sundry pets. Exploring the lakes and countryside surrounding their homes in Saskatchewan, three boys decide to raise and train two baby owls whom they call Weeps and Wol. The special individuality of Wol soon becomes apparent in a variety of amusing adventures, which include perching on the minister's head and sending the poor man screaming out of the house, discovering his strange ability to fly, and participating in a pet parade. There are romps on land and water for all and readers are given a chance to inspect the funny habits of some offbeat house pets. The environment of northern Canada is as vital to this story as to other more serious books by this author, but here the light touch is applied, proving that a land of mystery and dramatic adventure can also be a place for having a good time.

Pub Date: March 1st, 1962
Publisher: Little, Brown