Great Horned Owlets Rescue

Where There's a Will, There's a Way....

Non-Fiction - Animals
90 Pages
Reviewed on 02/16/2017
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Author Biography

Award-Winning Author, Cheryl Aguiar is a first-time author and entrepreneur who has an intuitive admiration and in-depth respect for nature and its wildlife.
Cheryl is a hardworking, self-employed salon owner in the small, New England Town of Westport, Massachusetts where she also resides with her husband Jim. Cheryl and Jim live in a quaint, country style home, hand built by themselves near the woods she explored as a child. With nothing more than a high school diploma, Cheryl has succeeded in her businesses, becoming a self-taught photographer and learning the art of writing.
Cheryl’s true passion is her love for nature, traveling, exploring and photographing the beauty of our landscapes and magnificent wildlife all around the country. She travels whenever it's possible with her husband Jim. They also own land in New Vineyard, Maine, their own piece of woodland paradise. In discovering the amazing beauty surrounding her homes and around the country, Cheryl founded Roadside Stills Photography and continues growing while exploring her talents. Her strong passion and entrepreneurial spirit have granted her the ability to share her experiences with nature through the lens of a camera and now… on paper.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite

Cheryl Aguiar loves animals of all kinds, domestic and wild. As a child, she marvelled at the wildlife around her and did all she could to rescue orphaned and injured creatures. She even saved a tree frog when the lawnmower accidentally ran it over, severing two of its legs, half its upper lip and injuring one eye. The tree frog recovered and lived with Cheryl for four years. During the winter of 2016, a Great Horned Owl family built their nest in the woods just outside Cheryl’s home. Fascinated, she watched as Mama Owl kept the eggs warm, then tended the newly hatched owlets. After a severe windstorm, Cheryl came home to discover the owl’s nest destroyed and the tiny owlets huddling on the ground. She knew that it wasn’t safe for them. With the help of family and neighbors, and some advice from a local owl rescue organization, she and her husband built a wicker basket nest, secured it to the same tree where the original nest had been, and carefully helped the family re-establish their little home in the new nest.

Cheryl’s story and photos follow the maturing of these two owlets, whom she called Wisdom and Willow. Through their story, Cheryl and her readers learn a lot about the Great Horned Owl: how they mate, build nests (not very well, it appears), care for and train their young, and hunt. Cheryl, her family and friends were able to trace the owlets’ lives until they became adults and returned to the home that Cheryl had helped them preserve. The owlets, now fully grown owls, felt safe in Cheryl’s woods. It’s where she rescued them from certain death. Cheryl shares her story and her photos in her recent book, Great Horned Owlets Rescue. It’s a story told with tender compassion and a sense of awe. The author’s passion for her rescued owlets, and for all of the animal kingdom, is apparent through the story. A wonderful story.

Arline Greenhalgh

Loved and enjoyed the journey of helping wildlife in their quest to survive.

Carole A. Mann

This book is like a breathe of fresh air--Cheryl Aguiar did such a fantastic job for her first book-Like her, I am an animal lover-and I could actually "feel" the love and concern she shows for our animal friends--This book is a Must Read--especially since it is a true version of her constant quest to help all animals--Love and Light-Carole Mann

Mrs. Mommy Booknerds Reviews

You can tell from my blog that I LOVE owls. There is something very magical about them. I have always been fascinated with birds, since I was very little. My love of owls is, however, a bit newer. It was when I saw an owl in the wild for the very first time that the love of owls began. When you see an owl, in its natural surroundings, it is a humbling experience. I live in the city, but there are woods near by and I can hear owls hooting back and forth very late at night into the early morning. It is one of my all time favorite nature sounds, ever!!! Now onto the book...

Carolyn Rice

One of the more heart warming books I have read! Love it!

Lynne Santos

I had the pleasure of hearing tidbits of this story throughout the time that Cheryl and her family and friends were experiencing it first hand. It was great to be able to sit and read from start to finish the entire account of this amazing owl family and what these caring people did for them. I highly recommend this heartwarming story...nature and humankind at its finest.


I truly enjoyed reading this snagging journey of this little family of owls.. Journey of life!

Amazon Customer

This book is great. It gives you every detail of the highs and lows that come with trying to help wildlife. Cheryl put her heart and soul into helping these wonderful creatures, and it shows in this book.

Brian Michaud

Cheryl Aguiar gives us a glimpse of the life of an owl family in a unique first-person account. Her passion and respect for wildlife is inspiring in this tale that demonstrates the bond that can be created between humans and animals through acts of love and compassion.

Karen Moniz

Awesome book!!! Go Cheryl!!! You and your book are beautiful inside and out!