Owl Moon

Jane Yolen, Author, John Schoenherr, Illustrator
Jane Yolen, Author, John Schoenherr, Illustrator Philomel Books $16.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-399-21457-8
Reviewed on: 10/26/1987
Release date: 10/01/1987
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, fieldmouse 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. Ages 2-6. (November)
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