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The Owl Prowl Mystery

The Owl Prowl Mystery by middle grade author Diana Renn
Ever since the Backyard Rangers saved turtles in their town, Miles thought his troubles were behind him. But adjusting to his new school hasn’t been easy, and now there’s a new wildlife problem. Birdwatchers and paparazzi are flocking to see Marsh Hollow’s newest celebrity, “Bella” the barred owl. The crowds are putting all of Marsh Hollow’s owls on a deadly collision course with humans. Miles and his friends spring into action, launching a campaign to protect them. Then Miles finds clues that someone is baiting and possibly trapping owls. Wildlife photographers, birders, neighbors, and kids all become suspects. Soon, owls aren’t the only thing that’s threatened. Secrets, tensions, and a rival group of rangers put friendships to the test. Will this be the end of the Backyard Rangers? Or can they band together and solve the mystery before more owls get hurt?


“Once again, Diana Renn inspires environmental stewardship in young readers with her likable cast of Backyard Rangers solving one “hoot-done-it” of an owl mystery!”
-Elaine Dimopoulos, author of The Remarkable Rescue at Milkweed Meadow and the Cadmus Children’s Fiction Green Earth Book Award Winner Turn the Tide.

“The Backyard Rangers are back in this fantastic follow up to Trouble at Turtle Pond! In The Owl Prowl Mystery, Diana Renn delivers a pitch-perfect middle grade eco-mystery bursting with fascinating facts, dynamic characters, and exciting plot twists. An engaging and empowering story about friendship, standing up for what’s right, and working together as a community to make a positive impact on the world.”
-Rebecca Caprara, author of Worst-Case Collin, The Magic of Melwick Orchard, and the Mission Multiverse series

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