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Owl Moon (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

Owl Moon (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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by Jane Yolen

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On a winter's night under a full moon, a father and daughter trek into the woods to see the Great Horned Owl.


On a winter's night under a full moon, a father and daughter trek into the woods to see the Great Horned Owl.

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8.50(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.40(d)
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4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

The author of over 300 books, including children’s books, fantasy, and science fiction, Jane Yolen is perhaps best known for Owl Moon, a sweet and tender picture book written in verse about a father taking his child out owling. She is also the author of The Devil’s Arithmetic, a historical fiction novella about a girl who is transported back in time to Poland during WWII.

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Owl Moon 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 49 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A girl and her father go owling on a moonlit winter night near the farm where they live. Bundled tight in wool clothes, they trudge through snow 'whiter than the milk in a cereal bowl' here and there, hidden in ink-blue shadows, a fox, raccoon, field mouse and deer watch them pass. An air of expectancy builds as Pa imitates the Great Horned Owl's call once without answer, then again. From out of the darkness 'an echo/ came threading its way/ through the trees.' Schoenherr's watercolor washes depict a New England few readers see: the bold stare of a nocturnal owl, a bird's-eye view of a farmhouse. In harmony with the art, the melodious text brings to life an unusual countryside adventure. John Schoenherr's illustrations help bring richness to the countryside adventure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Owl Moon by Jane Yolen is a lovely book. The story about an wintry adventure shared by a young girl and her father is enchanting and charming. The illustrations are beautiful and carry out the story well. My grandchildren and I will enjoy reading this book over and over.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This will be a "collector's item" for children to own and love, and to pass on to their own children.
sensationalsecondgraders More than 1 year ago
If you have not read Owl Moon you would love it,like I do. It is about a kid and his father going owling. Owling is going to look for owls in the night. There were all kinds of animals in the illustrations like wolves and birds. They are outstanding. The details are outstanding too. The author told me what it felt like being so cold in the woods. It made me feel as cold as they were when he said "I could feel the cold as if someone's hand was icy palm-down was on my back." Even though it would be cold going owling i would still go. if you ever go owling make sure it's a full moon so you coul dsee in the woods.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a fun book to read for a class. It's really timeless and spooky at the same time. Childern have a blast with this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The well-known Caldecott Medal Award Winner Owl Moon by Jane Yolen is obviously worthy of this award for its captivating illustrations and its heartwarming story of a little girl and her father spending quality time together going owling. The setting takes place in the country. This captivating story is sure to capture the hearts of young readers. This story falls into the category of contemporary realism. This book is age appropriate for ages four to eight years. The mood of the characters in the story seem to be content. The story is told from the little girl¿s point of view. The way the little girl tells the story automatically captures the hearts of the audience. The characters in the story are essentially static since they don¿t change throughout the story. The main theme of the story is that the little girl has always wanted to go owling with her father and finally gets that chance. She describes the quiet walk through the woods. She waits with her father with anticipation for an owl to come out. The plot of this book is linear. The author of this stunning success, Jane Yolen, is a very successful author. Jane Yolen was inspired to write Owl Moon by her husband and children since they often went owling together. Jane Yolen resides in Massachusetts with her family. Yolen, Jane. Owl Moon. New York: Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers, 1987.
Guest More than 1 year ago
All of her brothers had gone owling, yet she still hadn¿t. So late one winter night, her father takes her owling. She knows that ¿sometimes there¿s an owl and sometimes there isn¿t,¿ but she remains silent in hopes that she will see one. Owl Moon is an amazing book for children as well as people of all ages. The father and the little girl in this book depict what a good real life father-daughter bonding relationship could be like. From the owling trip that the girl and the father in this book take, you can even learn how to go owling yourself. This book also teaches you some real life values that you learn as a child, and then hold on to all through life. A couple of these values are to respect nature and to always have hope for the future. Jane Yolen lives in Western Massachusetts with her husband, and together they have three children and six grandchildren. She originally considered herself a poet and a journalist/nonfiction writer, but to her own surprise, she became a children¿s book writer instead. Yolen, Jane. Owl Moon. New York: Philomel Books, 1987. RL: Ages 4-8, Grades PreK-3
Guest More than 1 year ago
Our daughter loves this book! The story is timeless and spooky (for the audience) at the same time. Love it.
Courtney Dunaway More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. I think this book would be great to read to children because it shows a positive relationship between a father and a daughter which can be hard to come by in children's literature. Additionally, it describes a coming of age story in which the daughter is finally old enough to go owling with her father, which she has been waiting for excitedly. The poetic language and devices that Yolen uses in the book make the seemingly simple story come alive with beauty and anticipation. I would recommend this book to everyone, even adults, because of the wonderful imagery that the author is able to convey.
The-Roaring-Reader More than 1 year ago
Owl Moon is a wonderful story of a daughter going with her father to find the owl in the light of the moon. The stillness and imagery of the book is captivating. Filled with wonderful literacy the book can be appreciated by both children and adults. The story itself is not only breathtaking but the illustrations are entrancing. One can feel the ice cold air and hear the crunch of the snow from not only the authors imagery but from the detailed pictures. Overall is a great read and is pleasing to look at.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Usually I only enjoy children's books if there are under 15 words on the page. However this one is truly something special to share with your child.
Gardenseed More than 1 year ago
The author and illustrator have successfully conveyed the awe one feels at seeing these birds close up in the wild. With their long wing-span they are huge when flying, silently, from tree to tree, not very far above one's head . This is a highly successful book about an awe-inspiring animal. ..  
Rosy_Reader More than 1 year ago
Exceptional story gorgeously illustrated. Worth every nickel you spend on it. I've purchased/gifted over 10 copies for family and friends and still don't have one of my own - but not for long! It is a feel good, cuddle up and enjoy story to share.
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persdchiu More than 1 year ago
Just a good story to read to my daughter. I hope I could take her out for owling in the next winter, she is just two year old now.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
A girl and her dad brave the cold, wintry weather to go to the woods to find the great horned owl and along the way see many other animals. A great story of a girl and her dad with something interesting to do together.