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The Owls Have Come to Take Us Away, Paperback Book

The Owls Have Come to Take Us Away Paperback


In this delightfully creepy novel from Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award winner Ronald L. Smith, twelve-year-old Simon thinks he was abducted by aliens. But is it real, or just his overactive imagination? Perfect for fans of Mary Downing Hahn and Louis Sachar.

Twelve-year-old Simon is obsessed with aliens. The ones who take people and do experiments. When he's too worried about them to sleep, he listens tothe owls hoot outside. Owls that have the same eyes as aliensdark and foreboding.

Then something strange happens on a camping trip, and Simon begins to suspect he's beenabducted. But is it real, or just the overactive imagination of a kid who loves fantasy and role-playing games and is the target of bullies and his father's scorn?

Even readers who don't believe in UFOswill relate to the universal kid feeling of not being taken seriously by adults that deepens this deliciously scary tale.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Publisher: HMH Books
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  • Category: Horror & ghost
  • ISBN: 9780358097532

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