Among the greatest charms of children is their ability to view a simple activity as a magical adventure. Such as a walk in the woods late at night. Jane Yolen captures this wonderment in a book whose charm rises from its simplicity. "It was late one winter night, long past my bedtime, when Pa and I went owling." The two walked through the woods with nothing but hope and each other in a journey that will fascinate many a child. John Schoenherr's illustrations help bring richness to the countryside adventure. The book won the 1988 Caldecott Medal.
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"A girl and her father go owling on a moonlit winter night near the farm where they live. Bundled tight in wool clothes, they trudge through snow.... An air of expectancy builds as Pa imitates the Great Horned Owl's call once without answer, then again.... In harmony with the art, the melodious text brings to life an unusual countryside adventure." -- Publisher's Weekly
"As expansive as the broad sweep of the great owl's wings and as close and comforting as a small hand held on a wintry night . . . The visual images have a sense of depth and seem to invite readers into this special nighttime world." -- School Library Journal
|Recommended Age||3 - 8|
|Publication Date||Oct 23, 1987|
|Award Winners||Caldecott Medal|