Owl Moon by Jane Yolen (excerpt)

If you go owling
you have to be quiet,
that’s what Pa always says.

I had been waiting to go owling with Pa
for a long, long time.


When you go owling
you don’t need words
or warm
or anything but hope.
That’s what Pa says.
The kind of hope
that flies
on silent wings
under a shining
Owl Moon.

If you and your children enjoy the sensitive depiction of a child’s discovery of the wilderness in “Owl Moon”, you will also want to check out the related audio and video versions of this story.  When the children listen to this story, they seem to revel in the stillness that is created.

Reproduction of the Owl Moon video on You Tube

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