The Secret Life of Owen Skye

The Secret Life of Owen Skye

by Alan Cumyn


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The Skye brothers — skinny, quiet, big-eared Owen and his smart older brother Andy — live in a rural village with their parents and weird Uncle Lorne, a shy bachelor who sleeps on a cot in the basement and takes out his teeth at night. On his way home from hockey practice one evening, Owen catches a glimpse of a girl named Sylvia. He falls hopelessly in love, and Valentine’s Day turns into one big disaster. Thank goodness for life at home, where there's a brother to talk to and plot adventures with. Yet the Skye boys somehow manage to turn every innocent plan into a full-scale ordeal. A search for a hammer turns into a brush with the deadly Bog Man, a midnight visit to the snow fort to meet with aliens becomes a near-death experience. This funny, magical novel celebrates the everyday joys and drama of being a kid and, especially, being a boy. Owen’s small-town childhood may be simple, but his days are rich indeed as he ponders the secret mysteries of death, life, and love.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780888998675
Publisher: Groundwood Books
Publication date: 04/28/2008
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 8 - 11 Years

Table of Contents

Fire and Rain9
The Bog Man's Wife25
Valentine's Day42
Doom Monkey the Unpredictable53
Winter Nights71
The Rail Bridge81
Cold Feet95
Death's Pocket113
The Accident130
The Expedition147
A Thousand Years in a Dusty Tomb163

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The Secret Life of Owen Skye 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
pachun on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Owen Skye and his two brothers love to go on an adventure. Their adventures are always initiated by their crazy imaginations. From the Bog man to space ships and aliens, the Skye brothers are always busy with something. This book tells of their different adventures with ongoing stories of their socially awkward uncle who loves to live in the basement and Owen's love for his classmate Sylvia. Perfect for light reading for any middle school aged boys because of its humorous characters and short adventure plots.