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Wesley The Remarkable Story Of An Owl Stacey OBrien

Wesley The Remarkable Story Of An Owl

Stacey OBrien

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ISBN : 9781849010580
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223 pages
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An engaging and inspirational memoir of raising and living with an abandoned barn owl that became a New York Times bestseller. On Valentines Day 1985, biologist Stacey OBrien met a four-day-old baby barn owl - a fateful encounter that would turnMoreAn engaging and inspirational memoir of raising and living with an abandoned barn owl that became a New York Times bestseller. On Valentines Day 1985, biologist Stacey OBrien met a four-day-old baby barn owl - a fateful encounter that would turn into an astonishing 19-year saga. With nerve damage in one wing, the owlet had no hope of surviving on his own in the wild. OBrien, then a young assistant in the owl laboratory at Caltech, was immediately smitten, promising to care for the helpless owlet and give him a permanent home. Wesley is the funny, poignant story of their dramatic two decades together.As Wesley grew, OBrien snapped photos of him at every stage, recording his life from a helpless ball of fuzz to a playful, clumsy adolescent to a gorgeous, gold-and-white, adult owl with a heart-shaped face and an outsize personality that belied his 18-inch stature. When OBrien develops her own life-threatening illness, the biologist who saved the life of a helpless baby bird is herself rescued from death by the insistent love and courage of this wild animal.Wesley is a thoroughly engaging, heart-warming, often funny story of a complex, emotional, non-human being capable of reason, play, and, most important, love and loyalty.