Owly, Volume 1:The Way Home & The Bittersweet Summer

☆ Owly, Volume 1:The Way Home & The Bittersweet Summer Ð Andy Runton - Owly, Volume 1:The Way Home & The Bittersweet Summer, Owly Volume The Way Home The Bittersweet Summer Owly is a kind yet lonely little owl who s always on the lookout for new friends and adventure The first graphic novel in the series contains two enchanting novellas The Way Home The Bittersweet Su ☆ Owly, Volume 1:The Way Home & The Bittersweet Summer Ð Andy Runton - Owly, Volume 1:The Way Home & The Bittersweet Summer, Owly Volume The Way Home The Bittersweet Summer Owly is a kind yet lonely little owl who s always on the lookout for new friends and adventure The first graphic novel in the series contains two enchanting novellas The Way Home The Bittersweet Su

  • Title: Owly, Volume 1:The Way Home & The Bittersweet Summer
  • Author: Andy Runton
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  • Page: 328
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Owly, Volume 1:The Way Home & The Bittersweet Summer

☆ Owly, Volume 1:The Way Home & The Bittersweet Summer Ð Andy Runton, Owly, Volume 1:The Way Home & The Bittersweet Summer, Andy Runton, Owly Volume The Way Home The Bittersweet Summer Owly is a kind yet lonely little owl who s always on the lookout for new friends and adventure The first graphic novel in the series contains two enchanting novellas The Way Home The Bittersweet Summer wherein Owly discovers the meaning of friendship and that saying goodbye doesn t always mean forever ☆ Owly, Volume 1:The Way Home & The Bittersweet Summer Ð Andy Runton - Owly, Volume 1:The Way Home & The Bittersweet Summer, Owly Volume The Way Home The Bittersweet Summer Owly is a kind yet lonely little owl who s always on the lookout for new friends and adventure The first graphic novel in the series contains two enchanting novellas The Way Home The Bittersweet Su

  • ☆ Owly, Volume 1:The Way Home & The Bittersweet Summer Ð Andy Runton
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Owly, Volume 1:The Way Home & The Bittersweet Summer

About “Andy Runton

  • Andy Runton

    Andy is the creator of the breakout all ages series of graphic novels, Owly, featuring a kind hearted little owl who s always searching for new friends and adventure Relying on a mixture of symbols and expressions to tell his silent stories, Andy s work showcases both his gift for characterization and his love of birds, animals, and the outdoors His animated and heartwarming style has made him a favorite of both fans and critics alike.The Owly series has earned him multiple awards in the comics and graphic novel community, including the Howard E Day Memorial Prize, the Harvey Award, two Ignatz Awards, and the 2006 Eisner Award for Best Publication for a Younger Audience He lives in the greater Atlanta area, where he works full time on Owly comics, books, and graphic novels.



649 thoughts on “Owly, Volume 1:The Way Home & The Bittersweet Summer

  • This is a marvelous series of books for kids Not just lovely and sweet, but pretty unique in my experience They re comics, but they don t have any verbal element Well, very rare verbal elements The animals think and speak in pictures, so kids can read these books to themselves Reading them with your kids is fun too, because you can say, What do you think is happening here Not only is hearing their interpretation of events lovely, but it make the reading a truly collaborative experience Highly re [...]


  • Charming and heartwarming There are two stories in this volume, and both are lovely tales of friendship the artwork is adorable, and Owly and his friends are so expressive, even though the story is basically wordless I will definitely be reading of the Owly books Highly recommended.


  • I don t usually read all ages comics but I picked up Andy Runton s Owly on the strength of Grant Morrison recommending it if Morrison thinks it s good, I m giving it a shot Owly is a silent comic wordless featuring a lonely Owl who can t seem to make friends among other birds but becomes friends with a worm He helps the displaced worm find his family again before sadly departing back to his solitary life But Wormy sticks with him so he won t be alone and a great friendship begins The second stor [...]


  • This is an all ages comic book that is shocking in it s simplicity and lack of words The animals make noises and occasionally there are words shown from a book one of the animals is reading, but that s about it Conversations are conveyed through bubbles containing pictures Emotions are expressed by way of pictures I found it pretty incredible that so much could be conveyed without words, with only some fairly simplistic depictions.This book is composed of two novellas, each in comic book style I [...]


  • It s difficult to know exactly what to say about Owly The book is slight, certainly One can breeze through the entire volume in under fifteen minutes That there are nearly no words means that readers will spend all their time reading pictures instead of divvying time between text and illustration The stories are simple even perhaps simplistic and the characters are all dressed in heart on sleeve fashion The art, too, is low on detail and finish, using broad brushstrokes and few lines to convey c [...]


  • Graphic novelFor kindergarten 6th gradeIn two wordless stories, Owly makes his first friend, a worm, and then both Owly and Wormy learn how to be friends with a pair of hummingbirds.At first glance, this black and white graphic novel is simple and cute, but the simplicity is deceptive The artwork is slightly cartoony and very expressive, particularly Owly s large and revealing eyes Although the basics of the story are easy to pick up from the wordless panels, there is a lot of heart and a bunch [...]


  • I found this Graphic Novel quite heartwarming and entertaining Owly, a very friendly owl saves Wormy, a worm, from drowning in a pond in a rainy day Their friendship starts the moment Wormy wakes up at Owly s house and sees Owly s dedication while he was sick Wormy lost his parents in the rain so Owly and Wormy take off in their search for them, finding them safe and sound Then Owly and Wormy set in another adventure when they try to feed seeds to a hummingbird, learning that what they eat is ne [...]


  • Perfect Just perfect I wish I had kids to give these to.__________________I gave this and the second volume to my ex fiancee back in 2007 or so, since she loves adorable, gentle things As I m currently suffering from a glut of what our culture pretends to be insight but which is usually just self righteous, superficial and smug cynicism, I figured I should probably check these out myself now.


  • Owly is a sweet kid series without words but with lots of empathy, understanding, acceptance, warmth and sweetness Not flying sweetness, but Winnie the Pooh and Piglet sweetness Like the Tao of Pooh, you can read it for its world view or philosophy, though it s solid, not sappy My kids are liking the series.


  • Summary Owly, an adorable, friendly, and helpful owl finds himself in an adventure everyday he steps outside For story one, The Way Home, Owly discovers a worm that s been separated from his family in the rain Owly and his new friend go on an adventure to try and find his way back home For story two, The Bittersweet Summer, Owly learns about the cycle of migration and soon discovers that his two hummingbird friends can t stay with him for the winter Owly keeps their plants alive and is glad to s [...]


  • The Owly books have been on my radar for a while I remember reading a review of one of the recent volumes on a book blog I follow What caught my attention was the sorrowful eyes of the titular character That, and the fact that he s an owl Owls have been a part of my life for almost six years now, ever since Sean first fell in love them as a toddler.So you d think Sean would be reading Owly too and when I originally checked out Owly Volume 1 by Andy Runton I thought he d like to look at them too [...]


  • This book was recommended to me by one of my Goodread friends who also likes graphic novels It was a very cute book with adorable drawings that told a great story despite having very few words This is something young kids and adults alike will enjoy.The book tells two stories The first is The Way Home in which Owly saves a worm from drowning and helps the worm to find his family The second is The Bittersweet Summer where Owly befriends some hummingbirds and struggles with how to take care of the [...]


  • I cannot stress this enough BUY THIS SERIES This is a tender little series about an owl, named Owly and his best friend who is a worm named Wormy, of course Owly has big adorable eyes and little tiny wings, that don t know how to fly He likes going to one of the local gardening shops to look at new plants and look up information in the oodles of books they have.The best thing about this series is and you are going to think I m sick in the head perhaps there are NO words How great is that For you [...]



  • CIP Owly is a kind, yet lonely, little owl who s always on the lookout for new friends and adventure The first graphic novel in the series contains two enchanting novellas the Way Home and the Bittersweet Summer, wherein Owly discovers the meaning of friendship and that saying goodbye doesn t always mean forever Claudia Two thoroughly charming, almost wordless stories in black and white comic book style Simple yet expressive drawings tell the first story of a lonely little owl, as he rescues a y [...]


  • In The Way Home, Owly finds a worm who was going to drown from all the rain and saves him He learns that the worm wants to go back to his parents and Owly helps the worm find his parents Then the worm decides that his home is now with Owly.In The Bittersweet Summer, Owly and the worm makes friends with the hummingbirds that have been hanging around their tree They are sad when winter comes and the hummingbirds leave, but are happy to learn from a book that when spring comes, their friends will r [...]


  • I really like how sweet this series is The characters are friendly, supportive, and express emotions without shame There are some very important lessons in teamwork and togetherness, done in such a way which doesn t feel like a lesson It s very real how the story is about these empathizing characters helping other characters, and getting to know and appreciate each other through their challenges and triumphs.The lack of dialogue common to graphic novels is actually a relief for me In not having [...]


  • Owly The Way Home The Bittersweet Summer by Andy Runton 2004 Genre FictionFormat Graphic NovelPlot summary Presents the silent graphic novel adventures of a cute owl named Owly, who wishes to make friends with the other animals in the forest.Considerations or precautions for readers advisory strong language, sex, death, religious overtones, violence, etc Painfully cute.Review citation if available Tina Coleman Booklist Feb 1, 2005 v101 i11 p959 2 Section source used to find the material MCPL Boo [...]


  • Extremely adorable account of Owly and their friends having adventures This one includes the story of how Owly met their best friend, Wormy As the instalment I previously read this has a lot of good lessons about friendship, bravery, and nature conservation It s perfect for advanced illiterate children and second language learners You can also read this story to others and make up dialogue and words yourself.


  • In my exploration of graphic novels, I discovered this fun story of friendship with fun owl artwork While this is virtually all pictures, and I wish there had been text, this might be a good springboard to help boost students narrative writing I could really see how you could build one s thoughts and writing around portions of the illustrations Could be a good teaching tool.




  • Excellent stuff Very sappy, but in such a sweet, friendly and inclusive way that you can t help but warm to it.



  • 1 Awards None2 Appropriate grade levels Preschool through second grade3 Original 3 line summary This is a wordless, graphic novel containing two stories about an owl named Owly In the first one, Owly tries to keep his new friends but each one winds up leaving due to the conditions He winds up saving a worm from drowning, later becoming best friends with him as he appears in the other story in the book.4 Original 3 line review I think this wordless graphic novel is great for beginning readers It [...]


  • This is an entirely wordless graphic novel.The Way Home Owly just wants to help out those around him, but every time he does something kind, everyone seems to run from him in fear One day he saves a worm from drowning and nurses him back to health Initially the worm is frightened of him too, but realizes Owly s good heart The set off on an adventure to reunite the worm with his parents The worm family is happy to be back together and Owly sets off for home again, but is sad to be leaving his one [...]


  • Awesome Book Me feel like me in heaven , very little words, but such exciting pictures to take you time and soak it all in Owly is a humble character, he is a little lonely He rescues Wormy in a flood He Help Wormy find his family again They become life long friends Now they are living together and experience life s adventures together Such a cool book No can wait to get to other 4 books


  • This graphic novel was incredibly sweet and featured a vegetarian owl and his little worm friend that he rescued out of the cold It was extremely precious and pure I also loved how there was no dialogue, and the entire story was basically told through pictures and also snapshots of some of the books Owly and his friends read through.


  • Wordless graphic novel This first book introduces Owly and tells how he met Wormy Their adventures begin in the second portion when they become friends with two hummingbirds.Easy to follow for young readers.



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