Baby Owl's Rescue
Join young Maddie and Max in Baby Owl's Rescue by Jennifer Keats Curtis. The brother and sister pair just wanted to play baseball one day. They never expected to come face-to-face with a wild animal! Lush illustrations by Laura Jacques accompany this story and demonstrate the proper treatment of wildlife. This story reminds all of us that we live in a world surrounded by wild animals, and those wild animals deserve our caution and our respect!

Written by Jennifer Keats Curtis
Illustrated by Laura Jacques

32 pg, 10 x 8.5, Ages 4-8, Grades KP-3
Lexile: AD 900, AR: 4.0, RC: 5.2, F&P: M
Hardcover 9781934359952 $16.95  
Paperback 9781607186106 $9.95  
Spanish Paperback 9781628553963 $9.95  
EBook 9781607182900 $6.95  
Spanish EBook 9781628551211 $6.95  
Keywords:   Great Horned Owl, helping animals, enviornmental education, life cycle, adaptations
Animals in the book:   great horned owl
Vetters:   Thanks to Karla Bloem, Director/Naturalist at Houston Nature Center; Kathleen Woods, Wildlife Rehabilitator/Director of the Phoenix Wildlife Center; Ken Lockwood, Program Director at the Eagle Valley Raptor Center; and Jim Fitzpatrick, Executive Director, Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center, for verifying the accuracy of the information in this book.

“Baby Owl's Rescue wins the heart of children, respect of teachers, and my approval for accuracy and the author's presentation of facts and wildlife rescue strategies.” – Epinions

“This book is definitely worth reading, if not owning, especially if you have children who are outdoor-lovers and who might be tempted to bring Mother Nature home to you upon finding it!” – Katie’s Literature Lounge

“Sylvan Dell has another great hit on its hands. This is a wonderful story, but also a perfect, much-needed contribution to nature reading for kids.”- The Reading Tub

Author/Illustrator Info:

Award-winning nature author Jennifer Keats Curtis is frequently found among students and teachers, talking about literacy and conservation. She is the author of more than a dozen books about wildlife rescue, animal care in captivity, and citizen science.In addition to After A While Crocodile: Alexa’s Diary, The Lucky Litter: Wolf Pups Rescued from Wildfire, the Animal Helpers series, Baby Owl’s Rescue, Kali’s Story (Children’s Choice Book Award 2015), Salamander Season, Primate School, and Turtles In My Sandbox for Arbordale, some of Jennifer’s other recent titles include Seahorses, Squirrel Rescue and Trudy the Tree Frog. She lives in Maryland with her family and a wide variety of pets. Visit her website at

Award-winning illustrator Laura Jacques is passionate about illustrating children's books that focus on natural history, wildlife, and environmental awareness for children. In addition to illustrating Tornado Tamer, The Most Dangerous, Baby Owl’s Rescue and Whistling Wings for Arbordale, she has also illustrated For the Birds: The Life of Roger Tory Peterson, Squirrel Assist, At Home in the Rain Forest, and Wildlife Refuge: A Classroom Adventure. Her books have won several honors and awards, including "NSTA-CBC Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children" sponsored by the Children's Book Council and the "KIND Children's Book Award" sponsored by the Association for Humane and Environmental Education, a division of the Humane Society of the United States. For more information, visit Laura’s website:


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