Story Told Through Poetry: A Page Turners Review of “Owl Moon” by by Jane Yolen and John Schoenherr (Illustrator)

19 03 2015

imgresBy Sophia

Owl Moon is a picture book about a boy and his dad who go owling. Owling is calling out for owls and hoping that they return the call. It is told by the boy in a very descriptive way. The boy has wanted to go owling all his life and he knows what to do from his older brothers. He explains all of his senses and emotions as he goes into the woods. The boy and his father call out, “Whoooo, whoooo,” and they get answered under the Owl Moon.

Owl Moon is a story told though poetry. This descriptive book makes you feel like you are there. You see and feel what the character does.Not only is the writing fantastic, but the illustrations are great. They tell the story in a different way, explain, and give a feel to this poetry-based book.

I loved Owl Moon; it inspires young readers and writers. I would highly recommend it, not to mention the 1988 Caldecott medal it won!

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