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Wesley the owl : the remarkable love story of an owl and his girl

A true story of a barn owl and its 19 year relationship with biologist Stacey O'Brien.

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  • "Chronicles the author's rescue of an abandoned barn owlet, from her efforts to resuscitate and raise the young owl through their nineteen years together, during which the author made key discoveries about owl behavior."
  • "A true story of a barn owl and its 19 year relationship with biologist Stacey O'Brien."@en
  • "Written with the same heartwarming sentiment that made the memoir "Marley & Me" a runaway bestseller, biologist and owl expert O'Brien chronicles her rescue of an adorable, abandoned baby barn owl--and their astonishing and unprecedented 19-year life together."
  • "Written with the same heartwarming sentiment that made the memoir "Marley & Me" a runaway bestseller, biologist and owl expert O'Brien chronicles her rescue of an adorable, abandoned baby barn owl--and their astonishing and unprecedented 19-year life together."@en
  • "On Valentine's Day 1985, biologist Stacey O'Brien met a four-day-old baby barn owl - a fateful encounter that would turn into an astonishing 19-year saga. With nerve damage in one wing, the owlet had no hope of surviving on his own in the wild. O'Brien, then a young assistant in the owl laboratory at Caltech, was immediately smitten, promising to care for the helpless owlet and give him a permanent home. Wesley is the funny, poignant story of their dramatic two decades together. As Wesley grew, O'Brien snapped photos of him at every stage, recording his life from a helpless ball of fuzz to a pl."@en
  • "Starred Review. Owls permeate literature and mythology, an ancient animal ("some 97 million years" old) that has fascinated for centuries; still, few people have had as intimate an encounter with the mysterious night birds as biologist O'Brien. As a student researcher at Caltech, she fell in love with an injured four-day-old barn owl and seized the opportunity to adopt him permanently. She named him Wesley, and for 19 years kept, cared for and studied him, forging a tremendous relationship with the still-wild animal, as well as a vast understanding of his abilities, instincts and habits: "He was my teacher, my companion, my child, my playmate, my reminder of God." Her heartwarming story is buttressed by lessons on owl folklore, temperament ("playful and inquisitive"), skills, and the brain structure that gives them some amazing abilities, like spotting a mouse "under three feet of snow by homing in on just the heartbeat." It also details her working life among fellow scientists, a serious personal health crisis, and the general ins and outs of working with animals. This memoir will captivate animal lovers and, though not necessarily for kids, should hold special appeal for Harry Potter fans who've always envied the boy wizard his Hedwig."@en

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  • "Anecdotes"@en
  • "Anecdotes"
  • "Personal narratives"
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  • "Biography"
  • "Biography"@en

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  • "Wesley the owl : the remarkable love story of an owl and his girl"
  • "Wesley the owl : the remarkable love story of an owl and his girl"@en
  • "Wesley the Owl: The Remarkable Love Story of an Owl and His Girl"@en
  • "Wesley the story of a remarkable owl. the remarkable love story of an owl and his girl"
  • "Wo de mao tou ying bao bei"
  • "我的猫头鹰宝贝 = Wesley the owl : the remarkable love story of an owl and his girl"
  • "Wesley : the story of a remarkable owl"@en
  • "Wesley : the story of a remarkable owl"
  • "Wesley the owl: the remarkable love story of an owl and his girl"
  • "Wesley the Story of a Remarkable Owl"@en
  • "我的貓頭鷹寶貝"
  • "Wo de mao tou ying bao bei = Wesley the owl : the remarkable love story of an owl and his girl"
  • "Wesley the owl the remarkable love story of an owl and his girl"@en