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About Saw-whet Owls!

One of the cutest members of the owl family is the Northern Saw-Whet Owl…who is the model for Sammi.  How did this bird get its unusual name? One story is that in the early 1800’s this little owl’s range included the U.S./Canadian border. This 7 ½” tall curious owl was a visitor to farms and camps. The French were fond of this bird and called it chouette (shoo-ET), which is French for “little owl.” English speakers may have morphed this word into “saw-whet.”

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Aloha from Sammi launches

The second book in the Sammi the Owl book series, Aloha from Sammi, launched joyfully with Hawaiian music and food, and the enthusiasm of over 70 friends and family.

On Sunday, September 8th, we launched Aloha from Sammi at Copperfield’s Book Store in Novato. Liko Puho, a Master Chanter in Hawaiian, started off the program by blessing the book with a Hawaiian chant. All of us were awestruck by the power and beauty of Liko’s words and voice. After the blessing, Liko transported us to the islands by playing ukulele and singing in his deep, resonant voice.

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