In this follow-up to the award-winning "The Secret Life of Owen Skye, young Owen Skye's first true love, Sylvia Tull, is moving away to the small town of Elgin. To distract himself from the heartache, Owen teams up with his brothers and dives into a series of thrilling adventures, including adopting a slobbering, rock-obsessed hound, running for class president, and braving a haunted house in the dead of winter. Along the way, he picks up impressive new life skills, like making the perfect fried egg and mimicking his eccentric Uncle Lorne's famous loon call. But when his memories of Sylvia begin to fade, Owen wonders whether he should try to find her, and what will happen if he does.
In "After Sylvia, boyish antics give way to more reflective encounters, and Owen learns it will take all of his imagination and courage to face the greatest adventure of all: growing up. With zany humor and touching insight, Alan Cumyn once again captures the full range of childhood's wonders and challenges.
Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
For Ages: 9 - 11 years old
For Grades: 4 - 6
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 28th April 2008
Publisher: Groundwood Books
Country of Publication: CA
Dimensions (cm): 19.2 x 16.6 x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.15