Owen Glendower (Henry IV) Owen Glendower, Prince of Wales mounts the last great effort to overthrow English rule in William Shakespeare's Henry IV.
Owen Meany (A Prayer for Owen Meany) This title character of this 1989 novel by John Irving is afflicted with a physical condition which stunts his growth and compels him to shout when speaking, but he is clever and determined, and believes himself to be an instrument of God. As his life’s fate works its way through the years, he may be proven right.
Sir Owain (Celtic Mythology) Sir Owain is one of the Knights of the Round Table of Arthurian legend, one of the earliest of that fine band of men. Although not as well known as Lancelot or Gawain, Sir Owain holds his own in the knightly endeavors department, setting off the lightning bolt from the magic spring, which kills the master of the spring, which impels the maid of the lady of the nearby castle to save his life by way of a ring that renders him invisible; while invisible Owain falls in love with the widow of the dead master, who is persuaded to marry him as a suitable replacement for her erstwhile master. All well and good, but then Sir Gawain implores Owain to return to his knightly rounds, which Owain does, with his wife’s permission, promising to return in a year. Wouldn’t you know, Owain loses track of time, fails to return within the year, is spurned by his wife, goes mad, regains his senses, proves his knightly chops via an obliging lion and gets the girl back again. Only, it is all done is much more flowery language, language of an order that is right and fitting for a good knight named Owain.
Owen! - a song by Lohio
Song for Owen - jazz instrumental by Harris Eisenstadt
Giant Hug (Sandra Horning) - How do you give your granny a hug when she lives far away? Send it through the mail, of course! Owen's hug travels across the country in a series of hilarious, sometimes awkward, always heartfelt embraces between animals of different shapes and sizes. Valeri Gorbachev's adorable artwork pairs beautifully with Sandra Horning's charming text, and makes for a fun, funny, and educational read-aloud. An unexpected twist at the end will delight readers and have kids asking for this book again and again. Recommended for ages 3-7.
Owen (Kevin Henkes) - A Caldecott Honor book. Owen loves his baby blanket he calls Fuzzy and can't bear the thought of parting with it. His mother comes up with the perfect solution when he heads off to kindergarten! Recommended for ages 3 and up.
Owen and the Mountain (Malachy Doyle & Giles Greenfield) - When Owen goes to visit his grandfather in the country, neither is sure how to behave. The little boy wants to climb the mountain, but the old man doesn’t feel up to it. When eventually they set off on the adventure to reach the peak, they are slightly unsure, but when they come back down, they return as friends. They have learned something—not only about each other, but also about themselves. Recommended for ages 5-9.
Owen Foote Series (Stephanie Greene) - Short chapters, large print, and frequent illustrations make this collection an appealing choice for early book readers. Children will love the kid-friendly humor, the fast-moving plot, and irrepressible Owen, himself. Owen’s interests, fears, and embarrassing moments will ring true with primary grade students. The series includes a set of five titles: Owen Foote, Second Grade Strongman; Owen Foote, Frontiersman; Owen Foote, Super Spy; Owen Foote, Money Man; and Owen Foote, Soccer Star. Recommended for ages 7-11.
Owen's Marshmallow Chick (Kevin Henkes) - A wonderful book from Kevin Henkes! Come and explore Owen's Easter basket, delight in all his favorite things, and share his enjoyment of the marshmallow chick which is just exactly the same color as his favorite blanket. Simple Easter fun! Recommended for ages baby to preschool.
Famous People Named Owen - Owen Wilson (actor); Owen Hargreaves (soccer player)
Famous People who Named their Son Owen - Phoebe Cates (actress); Kevin Kline (actor)
Owen Glendower (c. 1355 - 1416) - Owain Glyndŵr is the old Welsh name anglicized by William Shakespeare as Owen Glendower. Owen was a Welsh ruler and the last native Welshman to hold the title Prince of Wales. He instigated an ultimately unsuccessful but long-running revolt against English rule of Wales at the beginning of the 15th century (under the King Henry IV’s rule of England). Initially successful, the uprising was eventually put down. He was never captured (despite high bounties placed on his head) and disappeared in 1412. Considered one of the greatest Britons of all time, he is celebrated in Wales as a hero on par with King Arthur.