The Way Home (Owly #1) (Paperback)
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This is book number 1 in the Owly series.
Owly is a good-natured little owl, and he's always helping those around him. But despite his kindness, he seems to frighten would-be friends away before they even give him a chance, just because he's an owl. That all changes, though, once Owly meets Wormy. Like Owly, Wormy is in need of a good friend, too -- someone who can be counted on for a helping hand, a good laugh, and a great adventure!
Through a unique blend of words and symbols, Owly can be read by the youngest readers, and is a great introduction to graphic novels!
About the Author
"Runton's evocative characters are nothing short of huggably adorable and affirm the importance of compassion and empathy against perceived stereotypes... A simple but by no means simplistic tale emphasizing the universality of kindness." -- Kirkus Reviews
Praise for the Owly series:
"Appeals to all ages... Equally noteworthy are the expressive drawings and universal lessons of persistence, kindness, and loyalty." -- People
"Delightfully sweet... Even readers older than the target audience will appreciate the book's simple charm, wisdom, and warmth." -- Booklist
This utterly charming debut by Julie Abe will win the hearts of young readers and parents alike with its tale of a semi-magical witch sent on a quest to earn her Novice Witch rank. With a “wink” to angel Clarence of It’s A Wonderful Life, who was sent to earth to get his wings, Abe’s young Eva Evergreen has her mission “to always do good”, for her adopted village of Auteri and to guard and protect the village from the all-dreaded Culling. With only a minimal amount of magic in her arsenal, she uses her strong mechanical and repair abilities to make up for what she lacks in powerful magic. Eva calls on her new found friends of Auteri in this race-to-the-finish adventure that has more story left to tell. This will be one terrific real aloud as well as an accessible tale to delight newly independent readers. Julie Abe is an author to watch!