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