Owl Moon

Owl Moon

Book - 1987
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Celebrating 30 years of the beloved classic Owl Moon from renowned children's book author Jane Yolen and Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator John Schoenherr!

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.
Publisher: New York : Philomel Books, c1987
ISBN: 9780399214578
Branch Call Number: JP Yolen 05 01
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,ill


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VaughanPLGraeme Aug 28, 2018

This is a beautiful, simple story with gorgeous illustrations.

Nov 29, 2017

I love this book! Yolen captures the magic of a night "owling".
"When you go owling
you don't need words
or warm
or anything but hope.
That's what pa says.
The kind of hope
that flies
on silent wings
under a shining
Owl Moon."

TSCPL_NatalieM Sep 06, 2016

A perfect pairing of poetic writing and illustrations with hidden details that invite the reader to step into the story and be filled with awe and wonder.

nypl_morningside_heights Feb 25, 2014

Great book to read aloud, the children enjoyed it.

KRockstar10 Nov 19, 2013

Very lovely illustrations and a nice story to go with it.

vernessa7 Jul 03, 2013

I love this book by Michael

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