William Tolliver Squires is the son of a musician and minister. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, the erstwhile professor, raconteur, and artist earned academic degrees from three universities. He lives deep in rural Alabama, surrounded by piles of unpublished manuscripts, heavy, unsold metal sculptures, a beautiful wife, two dogs, and a cat.

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  • by William Tolliver Squires

    Owl Wit and Humor is a delightful collection of read-aloud tales and modern fables that will enchant young listeners and readers. Author William Tolliver Squires shares funny conversations with owl-folk, from feathered socialites to reclusive birds of prey.

    Handed down through generations, these tales were first shared with William by his aunt, Mae Tolliver, an Alabama taxidermist and storyteller. In Owl Wit and Humor, William retells his aunt’s yarns with the owlish rhetoric, fantasy, and poetry he remembers and introduces us to his aunt’s humor and wisdom with colorful illustrations and commentary.