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The Tale of Solomon Owl

Arthur Scott Bailey

Book Overview: 

Arthur Scott Bailey, a native of the state of Vermont, wrote over forty children's books using a variety of animals, birds and even insects to entertain.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . . yet!”

“It's not necessary,” Mr. Frog explained glibly. “I've become so skilful that one look at an elegant figure like yours is all that I need.”

Naturally, Mr. Frog's remark pleased Solomon Owl. And he uttered ten rapid hoots, which served to make Mr. Frog's fingers fly all the faster. Soon he was sewing Solomon's coat with long stitches; and though his needle slipped now and then, he did not pause to take out a single stitch. For some reason, Mr. Frog was in a great hurry.

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Solomon Owl did not appear to notice that the tailor was not taking much pains with his sewing. Perhaps Mr. Frog worked so fast that Solomon could not see what he was doing.

Anyhow, he was delighted when Mr. Frog suddenly cried:

“It's finished!” And then he tossed the coat to Solomon. “Try it on!” he said. “I . . . Read More

Community Reviews

Not as likable a character as I thought he'd be, Solomon Owl was a bit prickly, but still endured experiences that cause a young mind to remember. Written for young readers.

Wonderful children's book that adults will enjoy as well.
It is funny and while fictitious gives readers a little information about the animals and what they eat and do
in and around a forest. Children will learn a lot and may imagine flying or being in the forest with the beautiful wording and im...more

This was a very entertaining and sweet short children’s story. Too bad there aren’t any illustrations in the Kindle version.

This goes along with The Tale of Jolly Robin, as the background theme is the same. Solomon Owl has adventures in the forest with his friends. This is cleverly written to include humor and wit in each chapter. The author says quite often, "all the people around him," which refers not to people, bu...more

My son and I read this book through an online school. It is required reading for the kids to discuss and learn from.

Solomon Owl lives in Pleasant Valley. He doesn’t seem to have a lot of friends and sees others as food. This book follows Solomon on his dealings with other characters, finding a h...more

I read this book when I was 9 years old.

Funny!

Very cute read!