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Owl Moon by Jane Yolen
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** spoiler alert ** Title: Owl Moon
Author: Jane Yolen
Illustrator: John Schoenherr

Publisher: Penguin Group
Year of Publication: 1987

Grade level: K-6
Genre: Picture Book
Topic: Family; owls

Summary: A father and child head out from their farm house in the middle of the night in search of an owl. Nothing is said as they walk to the woods on a cold, moonlit night. As the father hoots like an owl, you can feel the child’s anticipation. An owl finally hoots back and is spotted. You sense it is a special right of passage each child in the family gets to experience with their dad.

Interactions Between Text and Illustrations: Beautiful illustrations bring the text to life.

Curricular Uses: Read aloud or independent reading
Literary Elements: Figurative language- simile, metaphor, and onomatopoeia

Awards: Caldecott Medal Award Winner
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