Greta the Great Horned Owl

Greta the Great Horned Owl


This true story tells the tale of an owl that is struck by a train, then rescued.

“Compelling photographs show the veterinarians performing surgery and follow-up care. Readers will share in the joy as Greta’s rescuers release her.”
—Publishers Weekly

The true story of an injured owl’s recovery and return to nature

Greta the Great Horned Owl is out hunting mice. She has no idea that her life is about to change forever. A train strikes her, severely injuring her wing and leg. A rescue team brings her to a wildlife rehabilitation center, and this is just the beginning of her story. Will surgery save her wing? Can Greta learn to fly again? Her only hope of returning to the wild is to prove that she can hunt.

Greta the Great Horned Owl is a true story told with gorgeous photographs and heartwarming text by award-winning author Christie Gove-Berg. Through Greta’s journey, readers learn about owls and wildlife rehabilitation centers. See the inside of a wildlife hospital, and learn how veterinarians help animals to get better. Find out about owl diets, nests, and families. Greta the Great Horned Owl is both entertaining and educational, helping to instill in children an appreciation of animals and nature.

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Weight 13 oz
Dimensions 10.25 × 8.25 in

Christie Gove-Berg





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Wildlife Rescue Stories

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Adventure Publications


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