The Secret Life of Owen Skye

The Secret Life of Owen Skye

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Baker & Taylor
Tells of the wild and weird adventures of the Skye brothers, Owen, Leonard, and Andy, as simple events turn into major dramas and comical adventures, such as a battle with bullies, listening to aliens in a snowfort, and a run in the buff after skinny dipping. Reprint.

Perseus Publishing
Three brothers find fun - and puppy love -in this wise, witty novel for young readers. Owen Skye lives in a small village with his brothers Andy and Leonard, their parents, and their weird Uncle Lorne. The Skye boys have a knack for turning innocent events into full-blown escapades. An argument about girls and God leads to a ruckus, and Leonard loses his glasses in the river. This induces the boys to skinny-dip, and they are promptly discovered by girls who chase them home. There they break out in a mysterious rash that confines them to bed for a week and subjects them to their mother's homemade poultices. Another time, the boys sneak out on a winter night to listen for aliens on the crystal radio in their snow fort, which necessitates a rescue by Uncle Lorne. On another occasion, a plan to sell old comics leads to a melee with bullies, a boxing lesson from their father, and an eerie moment of truth at the site of a tragic train accident. Owen's days are magical and full of adventures with his brothers as they observe the curious world of adults and ponder the secret mysteries of life, death, and love.

& Taylor

Whenever the Skye brothers--Owen, Leonard, and Andy--get together, adventures always ensue as they battle with bullies, listen to aliens in a snowfort, and try to ward off the cow-snatching Bog Man.
While Owen Skye and his two brothers seek the mysterious cow-and-man-eating Bog Man, look for space aliens, and face comic book-stealing bullies in the Canadian countryside they learn about life and love.

Publisher: USA : Groundwood Books, 2003
ISBN: 9780888995179
Characteristics: 175 pages


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