Owls in the family - Katelyn Spangler october 11

Owls in the family.
By: Farley Mowat
Slide by: Katelyn #17
Chapter 1
In the beginning of this chapter Billy and Bruce are looking for
owls nests, so they can get some owls eggs because they want a pet
owl. They don’t find any, but they do find a crows nest and Bruce
climbs the tree to get the eggs. When he climbed and got the eggs, he
had to put them in his mouth to carry them down. Bruce slipped and
fell, smashing the eggs. They saw a Great horned owl but no nest.
Soon after that, Billy found a owl nest. They decided to come back the
next day.
Chapter 2
Billy’s dad doesn’t want a owl because it will eat all Billy’s other pets.
But after he thinks about it, he decides that might not be so bad. On a
Sunday afternoon Billy met Bruce and Mr. Miller at Mr. Miller’s house. Mr.
Miller climbs up a tree and an owl takes his hat. Mr.Miller built a blind,
which is like a tent in a tree, with a camera so that he could see into the
owls nest. The owl wrecks the blind.Mr.Miller says that there are three
baby owls in the nest.
Chapter 3
Billy and Bruce are trying to think of ways to get the owls out of the tree.
Bruce says he could get his dad to shoot the old owl, but Billy says that
that would not be fair. One night there is a really big storm called a
Chinook and Billy hopes that the owls are ok. In the morning they find that
the nest is blown out of the tree, and two dead baby owls are on the
ground. Then they find a 3rd baby owl that is still alive in a bush.
Chapter 3
The owl was as big as a chicken, and he was very cold. Billy tried to
pick him up but, the owl spread his wings and hissed at them. But he
wasn't strong enough and fell on his face. When Billy touched him he
hunched down , because he thought that Billy was going to hurt him.
Murray gave him some meat from his sandwich to eat. When they left the
owl followed them. The owl bit mutt’s nose and their dog ran off to hide
from him. Billy names the owl Wol.
Chapter 4
Billy brings Wol into the house and thinks he locks the door to his
room, but Wol gets out and scares the maid whose name is Ophelia(Offy
for short). She leaves and never comes back. He and his dad make a cage
out of chicken wire around a tree stump for Wol. One Tuesday he is biking
and he sees two big kids dropping stones into a barrel. He went over to
see, and what he saw was them dropping stones on a little owl. Billy brings
the little owl home and his dad lets him keep it. Wol becomes friends with
the new owl which Billy names Weeps because of the sound he makes.
Chapter 5
When Billy goes to school he always wondered what his owls are
doing. When school gets out he bikes home as fast as he can. By the time
he gets home the owls are pacing up and down impatiently. When he lets
them out Wol would jump up on the back of a chair and try to jump from
there onto Billy's shoulder. Weeps just sat on the lawn and whimpered
until Billy picked him up. Weeps likes to eat anything. But Wol only likes to
eat cooked meat.
Chapter 5
At first Wol only liked cooked butcher’s meat, hard-boiled eggs, and
fig cookies. Later he would eat anything from the table except parsnips.
Wol learned to climb trees by watching Billy and his friends. People
thought Wol was crazy. One time a man asked Billy why the owl didn’t fly
to the top of the tree, and Billy answered him “He can`t fly sir"' "He never
learned how.” Wol finally learned to fly, but he didn’t like it.
Chapter 6
On the day school ended one of the stores announced that there
was going to be a pet parade. Billy and Bruce decide to make a circus
wagon and put gophers in it. Their dogs were going to pull the wagon.
Bruce had brought a surprise pet, but didn’t tell Billy what it was. When he
opened the box a rattlesnake slithered out and scared everyone, so no one
got a prize.
Chapter 7
Weeps and Mutt become friends because Mutt has to protect Weeps from
the other neighborhood dogs and cats. Whenever Weeps is let out of his
cage he goes to find Mutt. Wol likes to play tricks on Mutt. Wol will not
hurt any animal expect skunks. Skunks and owls hate each other. Wol
brought a skunk home for his dinner and tried to join Billy for dinner. Wol
got sprayed by the skunk when he attacked it so everyone stayed away
from him. Wol brought home a second skunk for them because he thought
they were mad at him for not sharing his first skunk with them. Wol had to
have a tomato juice bath to get rid of the smell. When he was done he
looked like a mop that had been dipped in ketchup. So he never brought
home a skunk again.
Chapter 7 tricks
Tricks that Wol likes to play on Mutt.
1.Tail squeeze
2.Dinner stealing
3. Bone hiding
Chapter 8
Billy, Bruce and Murray have a secret cave. They decided to spend a
night in the cave, but Murray was not allowed to go. The owls got to come
with them. Billy and Bruce rode their bikes but had to hide them so bigger
kids would not find them and go to the cave to take over. They are a little
way away from the cave at a stream when the bullies come and demand
to take over the cave and that they would tie them to a tree unless they
told them where the cave was. Billy was about to tell them, when
suddenly Wol let out a owl hunting scream, which is a noise that is used to
scare small animals so the owl can catch them. The bullies ran away
because they were so scared.
Chapter 9
One day the new minister came for a visit. He didn’t know about the
owls, and the owls didn’t know him. Wol jumped onto his shoulder and asked
Who-who? The minister jumped up and Wol naturally gripped tighter to keep
his balance. Wol took off and hit the man really hard on the head. One day
the postman kicked Wol and Wol hit him really hard on his shins. After that
he stood at the gate and whistled until someone came out to get the mail.
When school started Billy had a hard time keeping the owls at home ,because
they were used to going everywhere with him. He was late for school 4 times
because of the owls following him. One day Wol came to school with him so
he tied Wol to his bike with twine. Wol got loose and came into the
classroom. He landed on the teachers lap.
Chapter 10
Billy’s dad made a camper that looked like a ship. Their car was a
Ford convertible with a rumble seat. Mutt, the owls, Billy and Billy’s
friends rode in the rumble seat. Mutt had to wear goggles because the
dust hurt his eyes. They went canoeing and a crow spotted Wol and
Weeps. He called a whole lot of other crows to help him mob the owls.
Weeps hid but Wol went out to the bow of the canoe where he jumped
and grabbed a crow with his talons. When he jumped, Bruce tried to grab
him but instead he tipped the canoe over. Mutt swam to shore with
Weeps hanging on to his tail while Bruce, Billy and his dad tried to get in
the canoe. Billy’s dad pulled the canoe to shore. Wol was so tired he had
to land on Billy’s dad’s head.
Chapter 11
Billy has to leave Saskatchewan to go to Toronto for his dads work.
He has to leave his owls behind. He asks all his friends if they will take
them, but their parents all say no. One day he thinks of Bruce, who had
moved to a fox farm. He writes and asks if Bruce can keep the owls. Bruce
says that yes, his parents will let him have the owls. So Billy and his dad
drove the owls up and stayed for a couple of days. Wol and Weep looked
at the foxes with Wol daring them to come out of their cages. Billy lets the
owls go to sleep in their cages and then leaves.
I give this book 5 stars!

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