Owl Moon tells the story of a young girl who goes out “owling” with her father in the middle of one winter night. They walk through the woods, with the moon’s brightness illuminating the trees, snow, and eventually, the beautiful owl flying far above their heads. The Caldecott Medal-winning illustrations capture the contrast of the stillness and silence of the cold, winter night with the brightness of the moon. Owl Moon, through its lyrical words and emotion-filled illustrations, helps readers to appreciate the beauty of nature and the value of patience.


Illustrated by John Schoenherr

Published 1987, Scholastic