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One Book a Day - Owl Moon

Sep 27 2020 by readling 528 views

Today is National Daughter's Day. A daughter is a fine gift to the parents, a crush course to love someone with tender. In Owl Moon, love looks like a father and daughter owling under a bright shining moon.

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When you go owling, you don’t need words, or warm, or anything but hope. That’s what Pa says.
Jane Yolen, Owl Moon

This lyrical story is centered around a father and daughter who spend the night out into the snow-covered forest to look for owls. It showcases the bond a father and daughter can have through shared activities. It will trigger childhood memories as you read through the story, and also call to mind simpler times -- or at least the importance of slowing down and enjoying things like the outdoors together with loved ones. The beautiful illustrations set a wonderful backdrop to the narrative. Overall it's a sweet and calm book that would be great for parents to read to children of all ages as a bedtime story on this special day.

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    Jane Yolen, John Schoenherr

    Owl Moon

    Hardcover (Philomel Books Oct. 23, 1987)