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Owl Moon by Jane Yolen
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bookshelves: fiction, 2-9, caldecott-medal, owl, fathers, daughters, yolen, gert-classroom, own

This book keeps showing up on book lists. It turns out it sits on the bookshelf in my classroom. I picked it up to read.

A simple story with good visual words spun by Jane Yolen. A little girl travels with her father into the woods at night to go owling. Her brothers have all gone before her. She learns to be quiet on this trip. It is cold, but she is there with her father. Good times.

The images in this book are wonderful. No wonder it won the Caldecott. The perspective is great, and I really like that the illustrator (John Schoenherr) shows the owl as a large bird. So often, it seems, owls are depicted as small animals. Large and powerful.

This is a nice quick read with elements of those touching moments.
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