Book of the Day: Owl Moon

by Jane Yolen

The story is about the first time a young girl gets to go owling (which just means looking for owls) with her father late one winter night. Such a plain activity, but the text is just brilliant in its simplicity and the illustrations draw you into the journey, so that you too are hoping to see your first owl.

Here’s the review:

“Among the greatest charms of children is their ability to view a simple activity as a magical adventure. Such as a walk in the woods late at night. Jane Yolen captures this wonderment in a book whose charm rises from its simplicity. “It was late one winter night, long past my bedtime, when Pa and I went owling.” The two walked through the woods with nothing but hope and each other in a journey that will fascinate many a child. John Schoenherr’s illustrations help bring richness to the countryside adventure. The book won the 1988 Caldecott Medal.
This is such a peaceful before bed read!!! 🙂

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Genny Upton

A former teacher turned stay at home mom to two preschool aged children. Creator (and writer) at In Lieu of Preschool and Parent Teach Play. Currently publishing my first children's picture book!