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The Man Who Could Call Down Owls

3.44  ·  Rating Details ·  41 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
When a stranger takes away the powers of an old man who has befriended owls, the vengeance wreaked on him is swift and fitting.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 1st 1984 by MacMillan Publishing Company
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Oct 17, 2016 Stacy rated it really liked it
My granddaughter really liked this book. Unusual story, all black and white illustrations.
May 25, 2009 Josiah rated it it was ok
This book is startlingly clear in its message that treachery will not forever remain unpunished, and it goes about telling this story with stark and unfettered plainness. The pictures of the owl attack on the nefarious man are surprisingly graphic for a picture book, but Eve Bunting commands the attention of the reader with a strong writing style that is, to me, very reminiscent of Cynthia Rylant. "The Man Who Could Call Down Owls" certainly is not an easy book to forget.
Feb 25, 2010 Rachel rated it liked it
I wasn't keen on the story in the book, however I loved Charles Mikolaycak's wonderful owl illustrations, so it gets three stars instead of two because of that fact alone. I liked reviewer Josiah Jones' comment on the book, which was "This book is startlingly clear in its message that treachery will not forever remain unpunished".
Aug 24, 2014 Tracy rated it it was amazing
My son LOVES this book. It means so much to him on so many different levels. We read it over and over and each time, he adds something of his own to the story or retells it his own way. It's a beautifully illustrated book and every child should have this in their library!
Jan 27, 2013 Dolly rated it liked it
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
This is a melancholy story with black and white illustrations that have an old fashioned charm. It's a short story that really tells a dramatic tale in both pictures and words. Our oldest is a big fan of owls, so this was naturally a hit with her. We enjoyed reading this story together.
Jul 30, 2012 Brie rated it it was amazing
While this wasn't a typical Eve Bunting book, I loved it all the same and even more so for the dark story and even darker illustrations by Charles Mikolaycak.
Apr 10, 2010 Beth rated it liked it
Shelves: children-s
There in the general collection was a signed copy of the book from June, 1985.
The owls spot a fraud from their friend, Con. Black and white illustrations with blue borders frame the story.
Mar 20, 2013 Linda rated it liked it
A melancholy yet hauntingly beautiful tale of tenderness and love. Charles Mikolaycak's intricate and beautiful illustrations rate 5 stars.
Jun 18, 2013 Jim rated it it was amazing
didn't realize until i was done i'd been holding my breath through the reading of the book.

not an extra word or line.

Jun 25, 2008 Christina rated it it was ok
This wasn't a "bad" picture book, but it's not one of my favorites. I typically love Eve Buntings books, but this one just didn't touch me like some of the others.
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Also known as Evelyn Bolton and A.E. Bunting.

Anne Evelyn Bunting, better known as Eve Bunting, is an author with more than 250 books. Her books are diverse in age groups, from picture books to chapter books, and topic, ranging from Thanksgiving to riots in Los Angeles. Eve Bunting has won several awards for her works.

Bunting went to school in Ireland and grew up with storytelling. In Ireland, “The
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