by Star Erian Shannon
Little Erian is a very lonely little girl. She has no brothers or sisters, and her mom and dad work many long hours, leaving very little time to do things with their daughter. Although Erianís friend, Alexsandra, lives close by, she is often busy doing things with her parents and isnít able to spend as much time playing with Erian as she would like.
One day while they are engaged in brief game of Hide-and-Go-Seek, Erian is quite surprised to find an owl lying on the forest floor. She and Alexsandra quickly determine the owlís wing is broken and take it to recuperate in Erianís closet; however, they do not know what owls eat.
Imagine their surprise when, after attempting to feed him vegetables, the owl speaks up and asks for mice! However, Erian quickly overcomes her shock at finding out that animals can talk and soon makes a dear friend in Jeremiah, lonely no more!
About the Author: Star Erian Shannon was ten years old when she wrote this book and was in Mrs. Flintís homeroom and went to Mrs. Bermanís reading class when she was attending school. She got ideas for this book by listening to and reading other stories.
(2003, paperback, 30 pages)