Reference: Yolen, J. (1987). Owl Moon. New York. Philomel Books.

  • Free Choice book (Caldecott award winner)

Brief Annotation: This book is about a little girl and her Pa that went owling late on winter day. The little girl’s Pa always said if you go owling you have to be quiet, and the little girl has been waiting to go owling with her Pa for a long time. They walked till the reached a line of pine trees and her Pa began to make owl noises, but no owl answered. So they walked deeper in the woods and the little girl knew she had to be brave because you need to be in order to go owling. Finally Pa started making owl sounds again and an owl spoke back to them. And the owl came closer and closer to them, till they were able to stare right into the owl’s eyes.

Genre: Realistic Fiction

Grade Level: 1

Readers who will like this: Readers who enjoy father/daughter adventures will enjoy reading this book, as well as readers who like owls.

Text-Dependent Question: What kind of owl did the little girl and her Pa see when they went owling?