Owl Moon

by Jane Yolen
Illustrator John Schoenherr

Philomel | February 5, 2002 | Picture Books

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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, or 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 relationship to the natural world. Wonderfully complemented by award-winning John Schoenherr''s soft, exquisite watercolor illustrations, this is a verbal and visual treasure, perfect for reading aloud and sharing at bedtime.

Format: Picture Books

Dimensions: 32 pages, 4.43 × 3.46 × 0.16 in

Published: February 5, 2002

Publisher: Philomel

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0399214577

ISBN - 13: 9780399214578

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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Owl Moon

by Jane Yolen
Illustrator John Schoenherr

Format: Picture Books

Dimensions: 32 pages, 4.43 × 3.46 × 0.16 in

Published: February 5, 2002

Publisher: Philomel

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, or 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 relationship to the natural world. Wonderfully complemented by award-winning John Schoenherr''s soft, exquisite watercolor illustrations, this is a verbal and visual treasure, perfect for reading aloud and sharing at bedtime.

About the Author

Jane Yolen, February 11, 1939 - Jane Yolen was born February 11, 1939 in New York City. She attended New York's PS 93, then Hunter Junior High. She spent her high school years at Stapler High School in Westport Connecticut and earned her BA from Smith College in 1960. Yolen is married to Professor David W. Stemple with whom she has three children, all of who have written books with her. She is known far and wide for her novel "The Devil's Arithmetic." Yolen taught Children's Literature at Smith College for a time, and she is also a past president of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. She has had the distinction of being a member of the Board as Directors of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. Yolen retains the title of Editor in Chief of the fantasy/science fiction imprint for Harcourt Brace's Children's Book Department: Jane Yolan Books. Amazingly, she has authored over 150 books for children, young adults and adults. Her most widely read novels include the "Emperor and the Kite" (1968), "Owl Moon" (1980) and of course "The Devil's Arithmetic" which tells the story of the life of a Jew in a concentration camp. Yolen has won a multitude of medals for her work, some of which include the Kerlan Award, the Regina Medal, the Keene State Children's Literature Award, the Caldecott Medal, two Nebula Awards, two Christopher Medals, the World Fantasy Award, three Mythopoeic Fantasy Awards, the Golden Kite Award, the Jewish Book Award and the Associati
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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.  

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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