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Owly, Vol. 1: The Way Home & The Bittersweet Summer (edition 2004)

by Andy Runton

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Title:Owly, Vol. 1: The Way Home & The Bittersweet Summer
Authors:Andy Runton
Info:Top Shelf Productions (2004), Edition: First Printing, Paperback, 160 pages
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Owly Volume 1: The Way Home & The Bittersweet Summer by Andy Runton

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Owly begins this story alone and looking for a friend. Every time he tries to help others, they leave and he is left alone. Owly finally finds a worm friend. The second part of this book is about Owly and Wormy making friends with a hummingbird. There friend the hummingbird is a house pet which Owly and Wormy do not like. They free their hummingbird friend but then are faced with the reality that hummingbirds migrate in the winter. This leaves wormy and owly alone again. However before their hummingbird friend leaves, Owly and Wormy learn that hummingbirds return in the spring. Kids that are in K-3rd grade with enjoy hearing this charming stories. The characters are easy to identify with. The illustrations are filled with cute expressions. Great series. ( )
  Jdwalker | Jun 4, 2014 |
For a wordless graphic novel this one was great. It allows you to really pay attention to the pictures and what is going on in the story. Before reading this book I didn't even know there were wordless graphic novels. I feel that it would make a good project to have students write what they think is going on in the story and share it with each other in groups.
  nicholew | May 31, 2014 |
Nearly wordless graphic chapter book about a helpful owl who learns to make friends. Great for reluctant readers or those struggling with comprehension skills.
  bp0128bd | Jan 24, 2014 |
Owly first meets a worm, then he befriends a pair of hummingbirds. And together with the worm, he tries to feed them by growing the flowering plants. ( )
  nataliaanishchenko | Dec 7, 2013 |
Ages 4 and Up.

Owly books are nearly wordless graphic novels. In The Way Home, Owly rescues a little worm from a puddle and nurses him back to health. They go on many adventures together as Owly returns Wormy to his parents and become fast friends.

In The Bittersweet Summer, Owly and Wormy befriend two hummingbirds in springtime. They learn about what the birds eat and how they migrate. This novel has some text. There is a photo album with captions, and Owly and Wormy read a bird book with short descriptions of hummingbirds.

Pre-readers will benefit by learning to read the pictures from left to right, top to bottom, and using pictures clues to interpret narrative. With guidance, they will learn the meaning of question marks, explanation marks, equal signs and speech bubbles. This volume’s many pages give it heft; young readers will enjoy carrying around a “big kid” book.

ESL students will be able to verbalize their interpretation and understanding of the text at their level without worrying about getting words exactly right. Each panel includes many details, providing a good opportunity for ESL students to learn new vocabulary.

The Owly series is made up of sweet tales that all ages and reading levels can enjoy. Highly Recommended. ( )
1 vote Rachel.Seltz | Oct 21, 2013 |
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Owly is an adorable puffball of a bird. He’s almost all eyes, and yet, with a few twists of line, Andy Runton manages to convey an extensive variety of emotion, including optimism, disappointment, concern, loneliness, and friendship.
 
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Owly and Wormy enjoy bird watching and befriend Tiny and Angel, two hummingbirds who come to drink nectar from the flowers that Wormy has planted. Owly is a kind, yet lonely, little owl who's always on the lookout for new friends and adventure. The first graphic novel in the series contains two enchanting novellas: the Way Home and the Bittersweet Summer, wherein Owly discovers the meaning of friendship and that saying goodbye doesn't always mean forever.… (more)

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