How I Heard About It:
*This middle-grade novel was sent to me via the publisher. I was drawn to the cover and the title. I recently read the story over the MLK weekend.
What It Is About - FIVE Things You Need to Know:
*Rufus is a young great horned owl who becomes separated from his mother owl and on his own.
*Reenie is a young girl who is also on her own after a series of tough setbacks with her mother.
*After an incident with her "grandparents", Reenie ends up in another new home with an "aunt" she didn't know she had.
*While she isn't thrilled about her new surroundings, she is soon introduced to the world of "falconry".
*She and her aunt work together to help both the owl and a hawk, while learning to trust each other and move forward.
*While talking with a reading friend, we discussed how there aren't many stories told from the point of view of an animal. This "tail" does the trick.
*I think this would be a good story to either put in the hands of individuals or use as a class read aloud. The story would be best suited for readers in grades four through middle-school. If you know of an animal lover, especially those that fly, will probably "gravitate" toward the story. Happy Reading!
Rating: 4 STARS out of 5 Stars