McKeever, Larry. Signed. Introduction by Gerald Durrell. Foreword by H.R.H. The Prince Philip.

ISBN 10: 0886190983 / ISBN 13: 9780886190989
Published by Lester & Orpen Dennys, Toronto, 1986
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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208 pp, 8vo (9" H). SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE. The fascinating story of the McKeevers who have become world authorities on owls, focusing on their rescue, rehabilitation and breeding. Area of heavy whiteout on front free endpaper, minor browning to edges of text block. minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, very kight edge browning, light rubbing. Bookseller Inventory # 25954

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Publisher: Lester & Orpen Dennys, Toronto

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good-

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition.

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Lester & Orpen Dennys [Published date: 1986]. Hard cover, 208 pp. [From front jacket flap] A Dowry of Owls is Larry McKeever's engaging story of life with Canada's Owl Lady, and of how he and his wife went from being sympathetic amateurs with owls in their bedroom to operating the world-famous Owl Rehabilitation Research Foundation. In 1967, Larry, then sixty, and looking forward to a leisurely retirement, married Kay MacFadyen. The couple drove off on their honeymoon with four dogs, two flying squirrels, and two pet owls. Once they had set up house with these animals?plus two more owls? their menagerie seemed complete. But then they were sent an injuredScreech Owl, and a pair of hurt Sawwhets. As word of their interest spread, the trickle of sick, maimed, and orphaned owls became a flood?and Larry's "leisurely retirement" turned into a hectic cycle of cage-making, bookkeeping, fund-raising, mealworm-breeding, and mouse-collecting (often with hilarious results). Larry describes their struggles to heal and release as many owls as possible, and to breed others in captivity so their offspring may go back to the wild. Some. inevitably, gained a special place in their affections: Cricket, the little Burrowin Owl who plays tag with the cats Tiglet, the tiny Screech Owl who imprinted on Kay and has been bent on her seduction ever since; and Granny, the gorgeous, endearing Spectacled Owl who'll adopt any winged orphan - including what became probably the world's first carnivorous chicken.

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