Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Reader Rabbit Recommends: Wesley the Owl by Stacey O'Brien

maggie the reader rabbit

Join our Adult Summer Reading program, and Paws to Read along with Maggie. Maggie is not only a wonderful pet, she loves to sink her teeth into a good book.  

This week Maggie (our Reader Rabbit) recommends:

Wesley the Owl: the remarkable love story of an owl and his girl

By Stacey O'Brien 
Non-Fiction, 2nd floor, 598.97 O’Brien

Biologist and owl expert Stacey O’Brien writes about how she rescued an abandoned 4-day-old baby barn owl and describes their amazing life together.  Because he had nerve damage in one wing, he would never be able to live in the wild, so she took care of him for the rest of his life.  Through the story we learn about some of the strange habits of owls, like their mice-only diet which required Stacey to buy mice in bulk, and also their intelligence, loyalty, and protective natures.  This is an amazing story of the strong bond between an owl and a human that lasted 19 years.

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