Adopted by an Owl: The True Story of Jackson the Owl

Adopted by an Owl: The True Story of Jackson the Owl By Robbyn Smith van Frankenhuyzen, From the Author Robbyn van Frankenhuyzen For twenty years we have rehabilitated a wide variety of wild critters, from fawns, foxes, skunks, and crows to opposums, raccoons, rabbits, and owls Some of the animals were injured adults, others were orphaned babies, but all of them were in need of a little help to get them back into the wild Growing up on a farm, as well aFrom the Author Robbyn van Frankenhuyzen For twenty years we have rehabilitated a wide variety of wild critters, from fawns, foxes, skunks, and crows to opposums, raccoons, rabbits, and owls Some of the animals were injured adults, others were orphaned babies, but all of them were in need of a little help to get them back into the wild Growing up on a farm, as well as my training as an animal technician, prepared me for many of the medical situations that arose Gijsbert took every opportunity to sketch, paint, and photograph our temporary guests during their stay on the farm More importantly, Gijsbert was issued all the Federal and State permits needed to care for birds of prey Without these permits, we would never have been able to care for hawks and owls For good reason, caring for these birds is very tightly regulated and closely monitored Taking an owl from its nest is dangerous and illegal.We have cared for many Great Horned Owls but none of them were like Jackson, the owl in this story His personality was unique from the very beginning and we know that we were lucky to have shared such a close bond with this wild bird This is the true story of his life with us Enjoy With illustrations from Gjisbert Nick van Frankenhuyzen, noted wildlife artist and illustrator of our Legends series as well as The Blue Spruce by Mario Cuomo and L is for Lincoln An Illinois Alphabet.. Adopted by an Owl The True Story of Jackson the Owl From the Author Robbyn van Frankenhuyzen For twenty years we have rehabilitated a wide variety of wild critters from fawns foxes skunks and crows to opposums raccoons rabbits and owls Some of t

  • Title: Adopted by an Owl: The True Story of Jackson the Owl
  • Author: Robbyn Smith van Frankenhuyzen
  • ISBN: 9781585360703
  • Page: 291
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “Adopted by an Owl: The True Story of Jackson the Owl”

    1. This is an absolutely great story and if you are a parent please read it to your child But it has two issues that make me hesitant to recommend it for school and public libraries The first is that Jackson, the owl, is taken from the nest as a tiny owlet and the authors don t condemned this act in the body of the story While they do mention it in the forward, many children might not read that and they might be attracted to an owl nest and the idea of having their own Jackson My second complaint i [...]

    2. An owlet is captured by a young boy and then turned over to Nick for special care Jackson, the owl, is eventually returned to the wild but stays close to Nick and his family I enjoyed this gentle true story and its rich illustrations I wish that a bit attention had been given to why wild birds make poor pets The point is addressed with the boy that captures Jackson as an owlet but I wish the author had made it clear that Nick cared for the owl as a wild animal, not a pet The message is certainl [...]

    3. Interesting story based on a true happening about an owl who is rescued by a family and then ultimately, when awarded his freedom, chooses to stay near the family rather than leaving Jackson knows he s got it good and he s not going to turn his beak up at the food, protection and affection shown to him Smart guy.

    4. This is my new most favorite story ever I read it to my 4th grade class with a discussion about how wild birds make bad pets and they were in love And rightly so They were heartbroken to discover the book had been written quite some time ago so Jackson is likely in Owl Heaven now.

    5. Read this one to my children We had the illustrator visit our school a while back Since I have grown up with many critters, I have a different appreciation for Jackson For me it was a squirrel.

    6. Charming book of the true adventure of Franklin the owl My kids had the pleasure of meeting the author and illustrator of this book on the land where this story took place.

    7. We have an owl living in our backyard and a friend of mine told me about this book and story Just love it Great story.

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