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The Hidden Lives of Owls by Leigh Calvez

The Hidden Lives of Owls

Best Seller
The Hidden Lives of Owls by Leigh Calvez
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Aug 16, 2016 | ISBN 9781632170255

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#9 on the New York Times Best Seller list (Animal Books)
PNBA bestseller
2016 Washington State Book Award Finalist

“Leigh Calvez enters the world of owls with a sense of wonder as wide-eyed as her subjects. The reader shares every discovery along the way in this winning and heartfelt exploration.”
—Thor Hanson, author of Feathers and Bartholomew Quill

“Almost like spying on the neighbors, Leigh joins the brother- and sisterhood of nocturnal birders who track and measure night birds for science and for love.”
Kathleen Alcalá, author of The Deepest Roots
“You’ll come away from this riveting book blessed with owl wisdom that will enlarge your world forever.”
Sy Montgomery, author of Birdology and The Soul of an Octopus

“Informative as it is captivating, this book is a compelling window into the science and secrets of these guardians of the forest.” 
Brenda Peterson, author of Build Me an Ark: A Life with Animals

“Calvez probes the forest at night in search of answers to the mystery [of owls], exploring topics such as owl calls, social behavior and mythology attached to the species.”
—The Chicago Tribune

“Calvez writes with feeling and is obviously in awe of these mysterious creatures.”
Library Journal

“This enthusiastic study of the owls of the Pacific Northwest may inspire new fans and citizen scientists.”
—Shelf Awareness

“Leigh Calvez shares what she calls her ‘owl journey’ in this beautiful book, which is full of sensitive observations and high drama.”
Kristin von Kreisler, author of An Unexpected Grace and Earnest

“An owling delight.”
—The Owl Pages

“An ode to the owl.”
—The Washington Post

“[An] illuminating journey.”
—Sierra Magazine

“Leigh Calvez shares many such trivia-friendly tidbits while providing the definitive histories of 11 owl species.”
—Audubon Magazine
“Entertaining and enlightening… a worthwhile and enjoyable read.” 
 —Birdwatch Magazine

“[Calvez’s] writing integrates the luscious imagery of her surroundings along with the scientific data and analysis… it creates such an engaging reading experience.” 
—Owl Eye

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