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A Year at Animal Academy

Clara Wesley

The Academy is set on an island in a lake, somewhere in Canada, and is run mainly by owls. It is a benign regime (not a dystopia like Animal Farm) under the kindly, wise and newly-elected principal Oswald Owl. 

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Pages : 152
ISBN : 978-1-84897-813-3
Size : 205x140mm
Imprint : Olympia Publishers
Published : 23/02/2017


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The Academy is set on an island in a lake, somewhere in Canada, and is run mainly by owls. It is a benign regime (not a dystopia like Animal Farm) under the kindly, wise and newly-elected principal Oswald Owl. The whole policy is to educate the students in every sense of the word: the school mantra is 'Recognise All Successes, Great and Small'. Various problems arise and are dealt with (e.g. bullying on Bird/Animal Facebook, excessive use of smart O-phones by students, computer hacking, owl anorexia and veganism, pill-popping, hate texts, self-harming ...), things even a younger readership might well be aware of, or relate to... there are little lessons in philosophy and ethics along the way; life's lessons, really.

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Clara Wesley

Clara Wesley, the Canadian author, is an educator with a BA plus Master of Education degree. Her first three novels, Alec's Journey, Son of Alec, and Malakiak, Dog-Sleuth, were Inuit-oriented. Her first adult novel, Four Girls Named Clara, relates the story of four generations of Englishwomen...

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