About The River

Monday, March 2, 2015

Owl Moon

Owl Moon
by Jane Yolen
illustrated by John Schoenherr


Winner of the 
1988 Caldecott Medal

Late one night a little girl and her father go owling.

I read this story to my family each and every Winter. Many times during our night skis we can hear an owl. 
Whoo-whoo-whoo, suddenly an owl swooped down right in front of us and landed in a tree. It was magical.

Have you ever gone owling?

We have been blessed to see many owls on our hikes and night skis.

This Winter season we have seen one owl, a Barn Owl.

I think no matter what age you are or where you live, you will enjoy this story of a little girl and her father.

Carla
 

 

12 comments:

  1. I haven't seen an owl around my house but I hear them. This sounds like a great book!

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  2. I read that book to my kids when they were little. I just loved it. xo Diana

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  3. I'm not familiar with the book, Carla, but I have always been fascinated with owls. Once when my late husband and I were camping on the coast of California a parliament of owls flew into the campground with the late night fog and there was a cacophony of hooting that I will never forget. It was quite an experience. xxx ~ Nancy

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  4. I don't know the book but it sounds fun. Last year I saw a snow owl, what a beautiful sight. I hope to see own again that doesn't take off so quickly. Then just a couple weeks ago, we think one flew over us on our drive home. It was dark, and this "bird" was HUGE and flying low. I would really love to see more of them.

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  5. I want to get this book, it looks beautiful! I have never seen an owl but hope someday we will. I don't think we've ever heard one either. I mean, we have seen one at a garden center open house one day but never in the wild.

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  6. I am not familiar with the book. Thanks for sharing. We were surrounded by woods and a creek at one of our homes and we frequently had the JOY of seeing owls. They are beautiful!

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  7. I remember reading this book at Barnes and Noble when we were there with grandkids. It's so beautiful. The last time we hiked at the Florida crossroads trail, we hear 2 owls calling to each other. Who cooks for you......One was so very close and we looked and looked and never could spot him. I took pics of the trees overheard but nothing! Maybe next time! Hugs!

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  8. I used the read this book to my kindergarten and first graders every winter. It's a magical story, a true classic.

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  9. We have an owl that hoots from behind our house in the woods. I just love to heat it.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  10. Thank you for that great review, Carla! I'm going to find that book for the grandkids. One thing I used to love to do with our kids was to take a walk as a family on nights of the full moon. So magical! We all wore white shirts, to be safe.

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  11. I can hear an Owl hooting not far from our place. With large eagles in the area, they seem to keep a low profile.

    This seems like a nice book.

    Hugs,
    JB

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  12. I don't know the book, Carla, would love to try it. I do know the owl in the garden, I'm not a fan.
    Amalia
    xo

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High Fives from Wisconsin!

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