Book: Owl Moon

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Owl Moon

Author: Jane Yolen, John Schoenherr
Publisher: Philomel Books

“As expansive as the broad sweep of the great owl’s wings and as close and comforting as a small hand held on a wintry night…The visual images have a sense of depth and seem to invite readers into this special nighttime world.” —School Library Journal, starred review.


Among the greatest charms of children is their ability to view a simple activity as a magical adventure. Such as a walk in the woods late at night. Jane Yolen captures this wonderment in a book whose charm rises from its simplicity. “It was late one winter night, long past my bedtime, when Pa and I went owling.” The two walked through the woods with nothing but hope and each other in a journey that will fascinate many a child. John Schoenherr’s illustrations help bring richness to the countryside adventure. The book won the 1988 Caldecott Medal.

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