Dimensions: 32 pages, 10.31 × 8.75 × 0.32 in
Published: October 23, 1987
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0399214577
ISBN - 13: 9780399214578
About the Book
This timeless and beautiful classic--the winner of the 1988 Caldecott Medal--celebrates its 20th anniversary with this edition featuring letters from Yolen and Schoenherr and a stunning silvery cover. Full color.
From the Publisher
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.
About the Author
Born and raised in New York City, Jane Yolen now lives in Hatfield, Massachusetts. She attended Smith College and received her master''s degree in education from the University of Massachusetts. The distinguished author of more than 170 books, Jane Yolen is a person of many talents. When she is not writing, Yolen composes songs, is a professional storyteller on the stage, and is the busy wife of a university professor, the mother of three grown children, and a grandmother. Active in several organizations, Yolen has been on the Board of Directors of the Society of Children''s Book Writers and Illustrators, was president of the Science Fiction Writers of America from 1986 to 1988, is on the editorial board of several magazines, and was a founding member of the Western New England Storytellers Guild, the Western Massachusetts Illustrators Guild, and the Bay State Writers Guild. For twenty years, she ran a monthly writer''s workshop for new children''s book authors. In 1980, when Yolen was awarded an honorary Doctor of Law degree by Our Lady of the Elms College in Chicopee, Massachusetts, the citation recognized that "throughout her writing career she has remained true to her primary source of inspiration--folk culture." Folklore is the "perfect second skin," writes Yolen. "From under its hide, we can see all the shimmering, shadowy uncertainties of the world." Folklore, she believes, is the universal human language, a language that children instinctively feel in their hearts. Al
From Our Editors
On a soft, still winter night when the moon is glistening among the bare trees, a father and daughter creep hand in hand through the powdery snow, making no sound except for the quiet, eerie hooting noises they hope to hear in return. In the Caldecott Medal-winning Owl Moon, acclaimed fantasy author Jane Yolen shares the special bond between a father and child out searching for owls, while naturalist illustrator John Schoenherr brings silvery wings and piercing eyes to life.