But there is no answer.
Wordlessly the two companions walk along, for when you go owling you don't need words. You don't need anything but hope. Sometimes there isn't an owl, but ...more
I have actually read this book when I was a child, but now I have finally got the chance to re-read this book again! “Owl Moon” is a Caldecott Medal award winning book by Jane Yolen along with illustrations by John Schoenherr and it is about how a young girl goes out with her father to see an owl and experiences the magic of looking at owls all in one night. “Owl Moon” will easily be treasured by many children for years to come!
One late winter night, a girl and her father decided to go out to se ...more
While some kids may find this boring, take your kids out into the woods or something one night to look for nocturnal animals. Then read this just to add and compare the experience. Lots of fun for the kids. Otherwise I advise, older, patient kids for reading this book.
Again, lots of praise for the artwork. It was beau ...more
I didn't like ...more
The watercolor paintings are lovely, just beautiful. However, the father’s facial expression was too fierce for my tastes. So was the owl’s but it seemed fitting for a magnificent wild bird. But, all the paintings highlight the dark, the cold, the quiet so perfectly.
The story is very simple and sedate and I figure some children will like it and some will be bored, or scared. If the father’s expression an ...more
Although this is a Caldecott Medal winner, I am not particularly fond of the illustr ...more
By Jane Yolen
The pages in the book were beautiful even though only a few colors were represented mostly shades and layers of 6 different colors (Black, gray, blue, red, brown and white). The image told the story just as much as the words. The detail on the Owl was amazing.
A father and child were taking a walk in the forest on a cold winter night. They were looking for owls. The Father and child call for owls but other than that they had to be very quiet, only than the Owls called back ...more
The illustrations are simple and muted, but do a great job of telling the story on their own. I thought this was a very interestng story, but our girls lost interest a few pages in. Oh well...
Role of illustrations in this book: The illustrations do a wonderful job of expanding the text by helping you to feel the setting more realistically. The coldness feels colder and the darkness feels darker with the richness of the illustrations.
Age appropriate for: Ages 5 to adult.
Characters: A little girl and her Dad.
Plot: On a freezing cold winter night a little girl finally gets to go owling with her Dad. They trudge through the snow into the forest ...more
The little girl’s high spirits is endearing, and wou ...more
2) Late on a winter night, a young girl and her father go owling. Their experience is simply not limited to just spotting an owl, but a creation of an undeniable bond between father and daughter.
a) The major strength of this book is the usage of similes that add to the imagery of the content and pictures.
b) If used correctly, similes definitely add to the story because the comparison is often made more realistic to the story. For example, in the op ...more
Owl Moon by Jane Yolen and illustrated by John Schoenherr is an amazing book. The language and imagery used by Yolen make you feel as if you’re escaping into the novel. As a reader who has never been owling, I feel like I know what the experience feels like. One detail I liked is how Yolen repeated throughout the story the importance of being silent. For some reason that stuck out to me because it reminded me of the emptiness of the forest, yet at the same time it’s not so empty if you really lo...more
"When you go owling you have to be brave." Good advice for life!
"For one minute, three minutes, maybe even a hundred minutes we stared at each other." Who hasn't been in that kind of relationship, a bit like three cups of tea.
The pictures were lovely but it was the story that captured me. They took me back to my childhood in rural Minnesota where we heard and occasionally saw an owl. It was always mysterious and thrilling. I could see those owls with the eyes of a child as I read the story.
Argh! You know a children's book is good when you want to steal lines.
For my Early/Emerg. Literacy class, I chose this book around which to build an interactive reading lesson on setting. And it's a fitting objective, because there is beautiful imagery brought to life through the author's brilliant similies ("I could feel the cold, as if someone's icy hand was palm-down on my back") and strong word choi ...more
This book is about how one day a small boy and his father decided to go look for owls. The boy’s father called out for the owls but there was no answer. The boy and his father traveled to a clearing and searched for the owls once again and an echo called back. They saw the owl shadow and finally successfully viewed an owl on their long hard adventure. This is full of subtle insights about patience, love, and fam ...more