The Things Owen Wrote

The Things Owen Wrote

Book - 2017
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"Owen has always done well, even without trying that hard. He gets A's in school, is an avid photographer and knows he can count on his family's support. But then Owen makes a mistake. A big one. And now he must face his fear of disappointing his entire family. A last-minute trip to Iceland, just Owen and his granddad, seems like the perfect way out. For Owen's granddad, the trip is about paying tribute to a friend with Icelandic roots. But Owen has a more urgent reason for going: he must get back the notebook his granddad accidentally sent to the Iceland archive. He can't let anyone read the things he wrote in it! The pair gets on a plane, excited to leave their prairie town for a country of lava fields, glaciers and geysers. However, as they explore Iceland, the plan to recover Owen's notebook starts to spiral out of control. Why does Owen's granddad seem so confused and forgetful? And can Owen really hide the truth of what's in his notebook?"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Berkeley : Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press, 2017
Branch Call Number: FICTION KER
Characteristics: 176 pages ; 20 cm
ISBN: 9781773060293


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Jul 30, 2018

Poignant story , well done , and really enjoyed it , eventhough in places it was sad what Owen and his grandpa were experiencing . Especially Owen who did not know about why his Grandpa's actions and memory were peculiar . Would recommend this book for an older child and any adult age .

Jan 16, 2018

A truly expressive book and I'm not young. It handles 3 generations, and especially the poet Stephan G. Stephansson. To land in Iceland and be carried along, a depth of appreciation to Jessica. The creative ark whether to step aboard, alone heading out without a compass.
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