Farley Mowat | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Laurence Adkins

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Critical Essay by Laurence Adkins

[Farley Mowat] has already introduced the owls Wol and Weeps in a previous book, The Dog Who Wouldn't Be. [In Owls in the Family] their adventures are recorded for young readers, and their escapades are told with good humour and an accuracy which indicates an affection for the subject. It does not matter that the setting is Saskatchewan; children will respond to the genuine honesty and sensitive manner of the narrative. So rarely are animals allowed to remain their natural selves, that this is not an opportunity to be missed. Though Weeps is quite pathetic in his fondness for Wol, the relationship is never made the subject of slushy sentimentality.

Laurence Adkins, in his review of "Owls in the Family," in The School Librarian and School Library Review, Vol. 12, No. 1, March, 1964, p. 99.

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