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Owl in Love

“ I am in love with Mr. Lindstrom, my science teacher. I have found out where he lives and every night I perch on a tree branch outside his bedroom window and watch him sleep in his underwear: Fruit of the Loom size 34.”

Like her ancestors, Owl Tycho is a shape-shifter – an apparently normal fourteen-year-old girl who can change into an owl at will. Unfortunately for Owl, Mr. Lindstrom is twenty-six years her senior, married, and living in a split-level in the suburbs. Still, Owl keeps watch nightly over Mr. Lindstrom – and as she does, she notices a strange owl and a wild, vicious boy lurking in the woods outside his home. Sinister shadows are gathering around her loved one. Does Owl have the wisdom and courage to protect him?

“ Like Margaret Mahy’s THE CHANGEOVER, a fantasy rich and strange, haunting and humorous.”
— Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, starred review

“ Owl’s adventures should win flocks of readers . . . . Forgive the pun; it’s a hoot!”
— School Library Journal, starred review

Awards and Honors

Golden Kite Honor Award (SCBWI)
Mythopoeic Award
Crawford Award
American Library Association:
Notable Book
Quick Book
NYC Public Library
Books for the Teen Age
Cassa Di Risparmio Di Cento

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