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Owen at the Park

Owen at the Park

by Scot Ritchie
  • english-from-canada
  • from-ontario

Inspired by a visit to Berlin’s Tiergarten Park, Owen at the Park by Scot Ritchie is a sweet story illuminating the small pleasures in everyday life and the excitement of a child taking on new responsibilities.

Owen’s dad works at the park, but this summer he’s broken his leg and needs some help. Lucky for Owen, today he gets to do his favourite job all by himself – turning on all the sprinklers! First, he clears the park of picnickers, checkers players, sleepy dogs and geese, and then the magic happens…


Scot Ritchie, author

Scot Ritchie is an award-winning illustrator and author with more than 50 books to his credit. His books have been translated into French, Korean, Indonesian, Polish, Finnish, Arabic and Dutch. Scot has worked with the National Film Board of Canada and has had his illustrations exhibited at the National Gallery of Canada.

Scot Ritchie, illustrator

(written and illustrated by Scot Ritchie)


  • The charming full-bleed, double-page–spread line-and-color illustrations are gloriously green, full of diverse children and adults enjoying a warm day and myriad details to delight close readers. […] It’s hard to imagine the child who won’t envy Owen this job. - Kirkus Link to review

Rights Holder

Rights Holder: Groundwood Books



rights available: World, excl. North America

Additional Information

age range: 4-7

number of pages: 32

publication date: 08/01/2019

Original language of pub: English

Materials Available: finished book