Owl Moon by Jane YolenOwl Moon by Jane Yolen

Owl Moon

byJane YolenIllustratorJohn Schoenherr

Hardcover | October 23, 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.
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 pr...
Title:Owl MoonFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 11.31 × 8.81 × 0.33 inPublished:October 23, 1987Publisher:Penguin Young Readers Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0399214577

ISBN - 13:9780399214578

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Magnificent This magnificent book is about a young boy who goes out on a winter's night to go owling with his father. With great anticipation he quietly follows his father, who calls for an owl. Eventually the owl responds to the call and they are amazed by this beautiful bird that makes a quick visit.
Date published: 2018-05-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Whooo doesn't like a book on owling! Amazing book to read especially when you pair it with an Owl walk run by one of the Toronto Conservation Park walks. We went to a Hoot and Howl and before we went I read this to the kids. Though it is better suited for kids 5 and up the interest of my three year old was held easily with all the hooting that goes on. The illustrations are great, I highly recommend this book to read for any nature lover.
Date published: 2018-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An enchanting winter story Lovely artwork and a poetic story about a young girl who goes owling with her father. The night pictures with the highlight from the moon are very picturesque. This book transports me to a cold and quiet winter's night. It's a nice calming bedtime story for kids.
Date published: 2017-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely Imagery Lovely artwork and a poetic story about a young girl who goes owling with her father. The night scenes with the highlights from the moon are very picturesque. This book really transports me to a cold, quiet winter's night. Great for a calming bedtime read.
Date published: 2017-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely book! This simple book about a dad and his daughter going out one night to look for owls is just magical. The text matches the quietness of their walk and evokes a very special mood. And the pictures are gorgeous. My kids liked this one. And I loved it.
Date published: 2017-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A favorite! I love to read this story with my kids. It's beautifully written and it eloquently captures the wonder and awe of seeing an owl at night in the woods. A winter classic!
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My boy loves this book This book, although prose, borders on poetry. It has completly captured my four year old's imagination. We read and reread this book. I think any young child couldn't help but be thrilled by it.
Date published: 2000-12-08

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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.