Friday, June 18, 2010

Owl Moon by Jane Yolen

The authors website:
http://janeyolen.com/

Link for the book @ Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Owl-Moon-Jane-Yolen/dp/0399214577

Published by Philomel Books in 1987, 32 pages, A 1988 Caldecott Medal winner

This book was borrowed from the library for the purpose of reading/reviewing.

On a winter night a little girl and her father go looking for owls. The night is cold, snowy, quiet and still.
They walk in to the woods under a full moon that casts shadows. The father calls for an owl and there is no response. Their anticipation is hidden behind silent frigid faces.
I thought this book was splendid! The bond that is strengthened between the girl and her father is moving.
The authors description of the owl outing on a snowy night made me too feel as if I were following a long with them. The illustrations were in soft shades of blue and gray, and milky white. Many of the pictures show animals bedded down in the forest for the night. 
It is in the special times like these between a child and his or her parent that will be remembered for a lifetime.

Blissful Reading!
Annette

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