Book pak Recorded Books 2000
CS ISBN 0788740032 $22.00 Two cassettes
Jean Craighead George is well known in children's literature for her ability to combine fiction and nonfiction stories with lots of information about the natural world. In THERE'S AN OWL IN THE SHOWER, George tells us about the plight of the snowy owl in the disappearing northern redwood forests and what it means to the loggers who have survived for decades by cutting down those very trees the owls need to survive. Intending to shoot the snowy owls so his father can return to work, Borden inadvertently brings an owlet home, and learns about caring for owls, why the forests need to be protected. Ed Sala does a nice job portraying the various characters, using slight changes in intonation and energy level. But he excels as Borden's father--gruff, slow, and angry at first, then mellower and more involved as he comes to understand the owl, and what it will take to keep him alive. W.L.S. © AudioFile 2000, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/NOV 00]
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