Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The Ghost of Donley Farm - Children's Book Review and Giveaway

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Rebecca, the red-tailed hawk, is not afraid of ghosts! One night, she bravely ventures into the barn to meet the famous ghost of Donley Farm. But when she finally meets him, Rebecca is surprised to discover that this “ghost” is much more familiar than she’d expected. Join Rebecca as she stays up late to talk with her new friend and find out what they have in common and how they are different.

My Review:

This book, with appealing illustrations, tells the tale of a red-tailed hawk who has heard stories of a ghost living on a farm.  Not afraid, the hawk sets out to explore.  What she finds is not really a ghost; it's a barn owl named Bernard.  The two then learn more about each other and how they're so much alike, yet so different. 

The Ghost of Donley Farm does a great job of telling a story while also educating children on the similarities and differences between a hawk and an owl.  The "For Creative Minds" section in the back of the book has lessons on raptor diets, the difference between diurnal and nocturnal, raptor adaptations, and raptor fun facts.

The Ghost of Donley Farm is a 2015 release from Arbordale Publishing.
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23 comments:

Lisa @ Lisa Runs for Cupcakes said...

I would definitely go with owls!

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Francine said...

I like owls

bison61 said...

I like owls

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VickeC said...

that would be the owls

Janet W. said...

I like Hawks! Both are fascinating animals!

Renee said...

Owls, but hawks are beautiful too.

Ken Ohl said...

i love hawks I would choose them. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

freddie said...

I like owls better. I like to set out on my deck and every once in a while you can hear one hooting. dwelchert at yahoo dot com

j1man1r66 said...

we definitely like the owls, they come in so may shapes,types and are so very interesting!
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Darby Elizabeth said...

I like owls

Robin Abrams said...

I would say owls.

Leela said...

I like Owls.

rubynreba said...

I like hawks.

Audra said...

I love owls the best

Lindse94 said...

Owls absolutely!

Diana said...

Owl for me
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Melissa B. said...

I like owls best.

Nancy said...

I like owls. I think they are quite majestic and regal.

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dlhaley said...

The owl.

Donna said...

I like owls best.

Teresa Noel said...

i love the hawk, they are a beautiful and powerful bird

lilyk said...

I like owls.