Owl Moon

Jane Yolen
Late one winter night a little girl and her father go owling. The trees stand still as statues and the world is silent as a dream. Whoo-whoo-whoo, the father calls to the mysterious nighttime bird.But there is no answer.Wordlessly the two companions walk along, for when you go owling you don't need words. You don't need anything but hope. Sometimes there isn't an owl, but sometimes there is.Distinguished author Jane Yolen has created a gentle, poetic story that lovingly depicts the special companionship of a young child and her father as well as humankind's close relatiohship to the natural world. Wonderfully complemented by John Schoenherr's soft, exquisite watercolor illustrations, this is a verbal and visual treasure, perfect for reading alound and sharing at bedtime.

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Reviewed: 2020-12-20

Wordlessly the two companions walk along, for when you go owling you don't need words. You don't need anything but hope. Sometimes there isn't an owl, but sometimes there is.Distinguished author Jane Yolen has created a gentle, poetic story that lovingly depicts the special companionship of a young child and her father as well as humankind's close relatiohship to the natural world. Wonderfully complemented by John Schoenherr's soft, exquisite watercolor illustrations, this is a verbal and visual treasure, perfect for reading alound and sharing at bedtime.

Reviewed: 2019-11-30
Penguin
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@amystaf
#owlmoon gallivanting out, looking for animals is what I like to do with my daughter as well. We have seen a great horned owl
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@warnerholly
#owlmoon great book beautiful colors and talks about a snow owl
@meckhardt
#owlmoon "When owling you have to be quiet." This book is a great example of staying patient. Caldecott Medal
@lauraarnold
#owlmoon received the Caldecott Medal for its illustrations & realistic portal of a young boy trudging through the snow searching for owls.