Vol. 01, The Way Home, Bittersweet Summer

Book - 2004
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Owly and Wormy enjoy bird watching and befriend Tiny and Angel, two hummingbirds who come to drink nectar from the flowers that Wormy has planted. Owly is a kind, yet lonely, little owl who's always on the lookout for new friends and adventure. The first graphic novel in the series contains two enchanting novellas: the Way Home and the Bittersweet Summer, wherein Owly discovers the meaning of friendship and that saying goodbye doesn't always mean forever.
Publisher: Marietta, Ga. : Top Shelf, 2004
ISBN: 9781891830624
Characteristics: 157 p. : chiefly ill. ; 20 cm
Alternative Title: Bittersweet summer
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SPPL_BirthToK May 10, 2018

A sweet, all-ages graphic novel telling how to be brave, make new friends, and be kind, all without words. A great installment from a highly recommended series!

Mar 23, 2018

''AWESOME GRAPHICS goooooood book too'':D


Feb 22, 2016

Excellent graphic novel series for beginner readers. My first grader couldn't get enough of the Owly books.

Jan 17, 2016

Deceptively simple, but touching and deep. A must read. Owly is innocent, kind, and brave. He must help Wormy face is fears and reach out to those in need. :)

vpl_childrens Dec 08, 2015

For ages 6-8. Follow the adventures of a gentle owl named Owly who resolves to do good and make friends in his world with the help of his companions.

Mar 30, 2014

Probably one of the most charming and relaxing comics I've read! To me it's like the Peanuts comics but with no words whatsoever! Good read (or ''eye-read''.. not sure what to call this, since there's no words but just symbols that Owly communicates with).. The art is very nice and cartoony and I think it works well in black-and-white.. If you're looking for a relaxing comic to read at night, then this is a good choice :)

TDSRC2014_GA Jul 22, 2013

I like how he didn't feel very well and then he felt better. I wish it had words.

vernessa7 Jul 06, 2013

great pictures by michael

vernessa7 Jun 15, 2013

Love pictures by michael

forbesrachel Mar 31, 2013

All the owly books are good at stressing that one should not judge another just because of their "species". An owl can be kind even to its prey, a worm can be brave, etc. Mistakes are often made from this judgment, but if you throw away those misunderstandings you can have many friends like Owly does.

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vernessa7 Jun 15, 2013

In the first book Owly want to pour food for the birds but the birds fly away because they are scared of him and even though owly pours the food for the birds he is sad and then he sees lights in the distance and when he walked over he saw it was fireflies trapped in a jar and owly lets them out and the fireflies fly away. by michael


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