Uhu

Uhu

Author
Annette Macarthur Onslow
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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 64
  • Publication date: 1969
  • Publisher: Rapp & Whiting Ltd
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This book records a family's efforts to raise a baby owl to maturity, with beautiful sketches.

For Uhu it was bound to be trouble from the start. He was one of the inquisitive ones who must tempt providence. There he was on the ground, having fallen out of the nest in his pine tree...a defiant white ball of fluff with enormous blackcurrant eyes and tiny beak clicking a warning to anyone daring to enter his territory among the roots and pine needles. For a creature born to inherit the forest this was all most humiliating. No doubt if I had not come along, a fox would have found him and made a hasty meal.

The language is very descriptive with challenging vocabulary, but entirely suitable to a capable upper primary reader.