An Owl without a Name by Jenna Greene Review

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions are my own.


A young injured owl must discover the true nature of one’s identity in author Jenna Greene’s “An Owl without a Name”.


The Synopsis

The charming story of a young owl’s strange and disorienting journey to discover who he is and where he belongs.

When a young Great Horned Owl wakes up to find himself on the ground with a broken wing, he can’t figure out where he is, how he got there, or how to get back to the tree where he lives with his parents and older sister. Is this a test, to see if he is ready to leave the nest? Is he being punished for something? Before he knows what is happening, he is whisked away to a rescue centre, where he meets other owls who are also recovering from injuries before being released back into the wild. Lonely, confused, and very self-conscious of the fact that he doesn’t have a name, the young owl slowly adapts to his new surroundings. He makes friends, finds his courage, heals from his injury, and realizes that identity is about more than a name that is given to you. It’s about the character that you develop, especially when you face hard times. Heartwarming, whimsical, and inspirational, An Owl without a Name is an uplifting tale for young readers.

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The Review

This was a heartwarming and engaging children’s read. The author does a remarkable job of crafting a story that felt wholesome and educational, yet brought the warmth and emotional structure that was needed to draw young readers into the narrative perfectly. The focus on storytelling allowed the author to stoke the reader’s imagination as well, capturing the use of imagery and atmosphere perfectly to hone in on the overall theme.

Yet it was the theme and story that really brought this book to life. The author was able to really capture the essence of animal conservation, from how we as humans need to interact and respect wildlife, to the care and dedication that wildlife conservationists and veterinarians bring to the field. The balance the author found in this powerful theme with the development of this Owl protagonist struggling to find his own identity and what identity even means made this a profound reading experience.

The Verdict

Memorable, heartfelt, and engaging, author Jenna Greene’s “An Owl without a Name” is a must-read children’s book. The well-drawn-out journey that this baby Owl goes on in their recovery and the exploration of themes of animal conservation, identity, and finding one’s place in the world away from the comforts of home made this a truly fantastic book to come back to time and time again. If you haven’t yet, be sure to grab your copy today!

Rating: 10/10


About the Author

Jenna Greene is a YA/ Children’s writer. She is also a teacher … as well as a clumsy dancer, enthusiastic dragon boat paddler, and a semi-professional napper.

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