Strange and Wonderful

Book - 2016 | First edition.
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This latest installment in the popular Strange and Wonderful series by Laurence Pringle is an easy-to-read and comprehensive introduction to owl species from all over the world. Stuffed with scintillating science facts and large, colored illustrations from Meryl Henderson, this great educational book is sure to resonate with young animal lovers seeking to learn more about these elusive ghost birds.

From the tiny elf owl that weighs less than two ounces to the Eurasian eagle owl that can have a wing span of over five feet, each individual species is described and masterfully pictured in vivid detail through clear, informative text with accompanying artwork. Various facets of the owls' lives are discussed, including their habitats, diet, mating habits, vision, physiology, digestion, and parenting. This miniature encyclopedia, complete with a glossary, index, and further resources, offers a wealth of knowledge to aspiring avian enthusiasts and contains enough factoids to allow even fledgling readers to soar to new heights.

School Library Journal says: "Back matter will lead young researchers to learn more, and the glossary is especially informative. A great purchase for report writers, budding ornithologists, and generally curious readers."

Publisher: Honesdale, Pennsylvania : Boyds Mills Press, an imprint of Highlights, [2016]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781620916513
Branch Call Number: J 598.97 Pri
Characteristics: 32 pages : colour illustrations ; 24 x 27 cm.
Additional Contributors: Henderson, Meryl - Illustrator


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