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Facing fears can be scary...
Owly and Wormy love making new friends, and when they spot an unfamiliar animal flying through the trees, they can't wait to meet her! Unfortunately, Shadow the flying squirrel doesn't want to be friends with Owly because she's afraid of him. Wormy tries to convince Shadow that she can trust Owly, but she's still scared... When Wormy gets stuck high up in a tree, Owly's own fear of flying keeps him grounded. Can Owly overcome his fears? And will Shadow be able to do the same?
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 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