The Owls Have Come to Take Us Away

Ronald L. Smith (Author)
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Age Groups: Ages 7 to 9, Ages 10 to 12

After something strange happens during a camping trip, twelve-year-old alien-obsessed Simon suspects he has been abducted, but was it real or just his overactive imagination?

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 to the owls hoot outside. Owls that have the same eyes as aliens—dark and foreboding.

Then something strange happens on a camping trip, and Simon begins to suspect he's been abducted. 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 UFOs will relate to the universal kid feeling of not being taken seriously by adults that deepens this deliciously scary tale.

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SKU 120429
ISBN 9780358097532
Language English
Lexile ® Measure HL600L
Page Count 224
Product Type Paperback Books
Book Type Middle Grade Novels
Primary Contributor Ronald L. Smith
Age Groups Ages 7 to 9, Ages 10 to 12
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt