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    Owl Moon

    Owl Moon

    by Jane Yolen and John Schoenherr

    A young child and her father search the moonlit woods for the Great Horned Owl.

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    A Talk With Jane Yolen

    by Tim Podell

    Good Conversations! A series of discussions with noted authors about their work, their lives and their inspirations. These films offer an opportunity to visit the world's most popular children's authors in their homes, studios and neighborhoods. A Tim Podell Productions release.

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Owl Moon

Author: Jane Yolen

Illustrator: John Schoenherr

Interest Level:
K-2

Lexile Framework:
630L

Grade Level Equivalent:
3.2

Guided Reading Level:
O

Age:
5-7

Genre:
Realistic Fiction

Subject:
Outdoor Activities and Recreation, Winter Themes, Parents, Curiosity

About This Book

A young girl and her father take a nighttime stroll near the farm where they live to look for owls. It is a beautiful night, a moonlit winter night. Bundled tightly against the cold, they trudge through the pristine snow, "whiter than the milk in a cereal bowl." As they go, hidden in ink-blue shadows, a fox, a raccoon, a field mouse and a deer watch them pass. A delicate tension builds as the father imitates the great horned owl's call once without answer, then again. Finally, from out of the darkness "an echo/came threading its way/through the trees."

Author Yolen has given the very youngest readers an understated vignette, completely from real life. The young girl, in fact, is based on her own daughter. There is nothing overtly fantastical here. But John Schoenherr's Caldecott Award-winning watercolor paintings have made the familiar wonderful and strange. From his brush emerges the bold stare of a nocturnal owl, and farmhouse seen from the point of view of one. A beautiful picture book, infused with poetry, which is perfect for reading aloud again and again.

About the Author

Jane Yolen has written more than 200 books.


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