Earl the Great Gray Owl

Karen E. Smith




Childrens Books by Karen E. Smith

About The Book About The Author

Earl the Great Gray Owl is a children's book for ages pre-school to 13. It begins with an illustrated rhyming story and then finishes with information text/photographs about the human "wise owls" of Canada represented in the story and actual Great Gray Owls.

A Great Gray Owl named Earl Gray awakens on a sunny day.
Knowing that it is too early for owls to rise, he closes his eyes and begins to count his blessings as he tries to fall back to sleep. His blessings include his health, his friends, his mate called Lady Gray, and their six offspring: Louis (Riel), Tommy (Douglas), Nellie (McClung), Gabrielle (Roy), Duff (Roblin), and Izzy (Asper). Earl and Lady are pleased that their offspring grow up to make the world a better place.

The book is great for the budding naturalist because it contains information about the life of Great Grays.

Karen E. Smith, PhD, is an award-winning professor of literacy education at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, MB, Canada where she has taught in the undergraduate and graduate programs for 15 years. Prior to this, she had 23 years experience as: a teacher in both English and French immersion settings K through 12, a school division music coordinator, and a principal. She is the author of over 50 journal articles and 2 children's books. She has served as managing editor of English Quarterly and provided editorial services for many journals/publication houses. She has held research grants with many foundations and recently has turned her attention to research on creativity.