Very Good in Very Good jacket. Lester & Orpen Dennys [Published date: 1986]. Hard cover, 208 pp. Stated First Edition. Very good in very good dust jacket. Black paper over boards with gold lettering on spine. Light bumping and scuffing to edges and corners of covers Binding tight. Pages clean and unmarked. Dust jacket has a few tiny nicks and light creasing along edges. Light overall scuffing to jacket as well. Now in an archival quality Brodart cover. NOT Ex-library. NO remainder marks. [From front jacket flap] A Dowry of Owls is Larry McKeever's engaging story of life with Canada's Owl Lady, and of how he and his wife wentfrom being sympathetic amateurs with owls in their bedroom to operating the world-famous Owl Rehabilitation Research Foundation. In 1967, Larry-then sixty, and looking forward to a leisurely retirement-married Kay MacFadyen. The coupledrove off on their honeymoon with four dogs, two flying squirrels, and two pet owls. Once they had set up house with these animals-plus two more owls-their menagerie seemed complete. But then they were sent an injuredScreech Owl, and a pair of hurt Sawwhets. As word of their interest spread, the trickle of sick, maimed, and orphaned owls became a flood-and Larry's "leisurely retirement" turned into a hectic cycle of cage-making, bookkeeping, fund-raising, mealworm-breeding, and mouse-collecting (often with hilarious results). Larry describes their struggles to heal and release as many owls as possible, and to breed others in captivity so their offspring may go back to the wild. Some. inevitably, gained a special place in their affections: Cricket, the little Burrowin Owl who plays tag with the cats Tiglet, the tiny Screech Owl who imprinted on Kay and has been bent on her seduction ever since; and Granny, the gorgeous, endearing Spectacled Owl who'll adopt any winged orphan-including what became probably the world's first carnivorous chicken.
Very good in very good dust jacket. Jacket shows light edge wear and light bumping. Presentation to prev owner on first page. Clean and unmarked text. Tight binding. xiv, 208 p. : ill.; 24 cm. Includes Illustrations. Bibliography: p. 207-208.
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