There's an Owl in the Shower

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Borden's father, Leon, was a logger in the old-growth forests of California. That is, until the spotted-owl lovers interfered. One day, frustrated by his father's unemployment, Borden sets out on a mission of revenge against the spotted owl but returns home with a half-starved owlet instead.
The family soon discovers that the owlet, whom Borden names Bardy, loves to take showers and watch late-night TV. Only after the whole family has fallen in love with Bardy do they realize that the conflict between nature and human industry is not so easily resolved.
Award-winning nature writer jean Craighead George tells a heartwarming story about a family and their love affair with a special little owl.

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Jean Craighead George wrote over one hundred books for children and young adults. Her novel Julie of the Wolves won the Newbery Medal in 1973, and she received a 1960 Newbery Honor for My Side of the Mountain. She continued to write acclaimed picture books that celebrate the natural world. Her other books with Wendell Minor include The Wolves Are Back; Luck; Everglades; Arctic Son; Morning, Noon, and Night; and Galapagos George.

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Jean Craighead George is well known in children's literature for her ability to combine fiction and nonfiction stories with lots of information about the natural world. In THERE'S AN OWL IN THE SHOWER, George tells us about the plight of the snowy owl in the disappearing northern redwood forests and what it means to the loggers who have survived for decades by cutting down those very trees the owls need to survive. Intending to shoot the snowy owls so his father can return to work, Borden inadvertently brings an owlet home, and learns about caring for owls, why the forests need to be protected. Ed Sala does a nice job portraying the various characters, using slight changes in intonation and energy level. But he excels as Borden's father--gruff, slow, and angry at first, then mellower and more involved as he comes to understand the owl, and what it will take to keep him alive. W.L.S. © AudioFile 2000, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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