Volume Four, A Time to Be Brave

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Diamond Comics Distributors
The fourth graphic novel in the award-winning, all-ages series tells the story of new visitor to the forest. He may be misunderstood because of how he looks, but things aren't always what they seem, and everyone soon finds out that the power of friendship can fix just about anything. Relying on a mixture of symbols, icons and expressions to tell his silent stories, Andy Runton's clean, animated and heartwarming style makes it a perfect read for anyone who's a fan of Jeff Smith's Bone or Mike Kunkel's Herobear and the Kid. Already winning fans around the world, Owly is not to be missed.

Baker & Taylor
Presents the silent graphic novel adventures of a cute owl named Owly, who wishes to make friends with the other animals in the forest.

& Taylor

When a new visitor enters the forest, he is misunderstood because of his appearance, but things aren't always as they seem, and everyone soon finds out that the power of friendship can fix just about anything. Original.

Publisher: Marietta, Ga. : Top Shelf ; London : Diamond [distributor], 2007
ISBN: 9781891830891
Branch Call Number: j Graphic Novel Run
Characteristics: 129 p. : ill. ; 19 cm
Alternative Title: Time to be brave


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Feb 22, 2016

Excellent graphic novel series for beginner readers. My first grader couldn't get enough of the Owly books.

Jan 17, 2016

Deceptively simple, but touching and deep. A must read. Owly is innocent, kind, and brave. He must help Wormy face is fears and reach out to those in need. :)

vpl_childrens Dec 08, 2015

For ages 6-8. Follow the adventures of a gentle owl named Owly who resolves to do good and make friends in his world with the help of his companions.

Mar 30, 2014

Probably one of the most charming and relaxing comics I've read! To me it's like the Peanuts comics but with no words whatsoever! Good read (or ''eye-read''.. not sure what to call this, since there's no words but just symbols that Owly communicates with).. The art is very nice and cartoony and I think it works well in black-and-white.. If you're looking for a relaxing comic to read at night, then this is a good choice :)

TDSRC2014_GA Jul 22, 2013

I like how he didn't feel very well and then he felt better. I wish it had words.

vernessa7 Jul 06, 2013

great pictures by michael

vernessa7 Jun 15, 2013

Love pictures by michael

forbesrachel Mar 31, 2013

All the owly books are good at stressing that one should not judge another just because of their "species". An owl can be kind even to its prey, a worm can be brave, etc. Mistakes are often made from this judgment, but if you throw away those misunderstandings you can have many friends like Owly does.

forbesrachel Mar 31, 2013

The expressions in this volume are particularly good.

forbesrachel Mar 31, 2013

This volume nicely emphasizes the idea of problem solving, cooperation and that one should always be nice to others even if they don't reciprocate with the same. Thankfully everything ends with the typical Owly charm.

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vernessa7 Jun 15, 2013

In the first book Owly want to pour food for the birds but the birds fly away because they are scared of him and even though owly pours the food for the birds he is sad and then he sees lights in the distance and when he walked over he saw it was fireflies trapped in a jar and owly lets them out and the fireflies fly away. by michael


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