Owl Moon

Owl Moon

Title: Owl Moon

Author:  Jane Yolen

Illustrator:  John Schoenherr


A little girl and her father go looking for owls late one winter night.  They have to be quiet, so as not to scare away the magnificent creatures.  Beautiful illustrations and descriptions bring us on the silent adventure.  The father calls out to the owl, and both father and daughter await a response.  They walk, listen, and wait.  Finally, an owl answers through the dark.  The owl and the humans watch each other, until the owl lifts off the branch without a sound, and flies back into the forest.

This book has many possibilities for meeting curriculum standards.  Check out this Scholastic Teaching Blog post for more ideas:  https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/blog-posts/meghan-everette/covering-objectives-across-curriculum-owl-moon/

Curriculum Connections:


Descriptive language

Story structure

Five senses


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