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The Way Home (Owly #1) (Paperback)

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By Andy Runton, Andy Runton (Illustrator)
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This is book number 1 in the Owly series.


Description


All Owly wants is a friend...

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


Andy Runton is the award-winning creator of Owly, which has earned him multiple awards, including the Eisner Award for Best Publication for a Younger Audience. The Owly books have been praised for their "charm, wisdom, and warmth" by Booklist, and WIRED.com said they are "one of the best comics for kids around. Period." Andy lives in the greater Atlanta area where he works full-time as a writer and illustrator. Visit him online at andyrunton.com.

Praise For…


Praise forOwly: The Way Home:

"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

"As always, Owly is a steadfast and indispensable friend to everyone he meets, including young readers in search of warmhearted adventure." -- School Library Journal

"Runton's illustrations glow with vivid and lustrous color, the characters all delightfully expressive." -- Publishers Weekly

"A cute little tale." -- School Library Connection


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


Product Details
ISBN: 9781338300659
ISBN-10: 1338300652
Publisher: Graphix
Publication Date: February 4th, 2020
Pages: 160
Series: Owly

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Staff Picks

Welcome to Doodleville, everyone!!! This beloved author, Chad Sell, brings us to his next fabulous graphic novel, Doodleville, which grabs the reader, heart and soul!! Doodleville brings us into a normal school, to a normal group of kids, in a normal art club.....except that these kids' doodles come alive!!! Drew loves her doodles dearly, but when one of her doodles goes rogue and hurts the other student's characters, she is wisked away on an adventure that teaches her so much: the complexities of friendship, the strength that lies in trusting yourself, and the power of working together with friends that can save the day!! Chad Sell's trademark combo of fun, vibrant artwork and deeply emotional and human storytelling makes you smile throughout, and reminds you that "being different can make you powerful." Sell's work is also a perfect example of representation as it should be: people of all types existing together, just like in real life. And while having a blast visiting Doodleville, you may even learn a bit of art history! No matter what, you'll surely be smiling till the very last page.
 
 
(Graphic Novel, Ages 8+) - reviewed by Isabel